Dinner Tonight has tips, tricks for healthier, safer back-to-school lunches

GEORGETOWN – While time pressures often make it difficult for parents and caretakers to think of lunch ideas or pack healthful lunches, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program can help.   “When deciding what to pack in your child’s lunch, choose foods that fall into the five main food groups – dairy, […]

Backyard Basics Expo in San Antonio helps attendees learn self-sufficiency

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the biannual Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the San Antonio Garden Center. https://youtu.be/3ostkAc2cMc The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, emphasized self-reliance and the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and homegrown foods. “The idea behind the Backyard Basics program is to provide information […]

AgriLife Extension names two South Plains county agents

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced two new staff changes within the agency’s 20-county South Plains District headquartered in Lubbock.                Kyle Howard is the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Lamb County, and Nancy Trevino-Schafer is the agency’s youth development agent in Lubbock County, a new position for the […]

Bexar County employees complete Walk Across Texas

SAN ANTONIO – More than 245 Bexar County employees recently completed the eight-week Walk Across Texas health and wellness activity. Participants and coordinators marked the event with a celebration and presentation ceremony at Bexar County Commissioners Court in downtown San Antonio. Walk Across Texas, a statewide initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, challenges […]

AgriLife Extension announces West Texas personnel changes

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced three new hires within the agency’s 23-county West Central District, the district’s administrator said. Dr. Whitney Whitworth, Llano County; Staci Winders, Nolan County; and Kailey Miller, San Saba County will join their respective AgriLife Extension offices as family and community health agents. Marty Gibbs, […]

New Texas A&M vice chancellor continues statewide tour of AgriLife facilities

OVERTON – Texas A&M’s new vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences Dr. Patrick Stover continued his statewide tour at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton recently for an onsite look at operations and visits with staff and regional stakeholders. Stover, also acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, […]

Houston Urban Food Production Conference July 27

HOUSTON –  The Houston Urban Food Production Conference, covering commercial and backyard food growing, as well as selling produce, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the University of Houston Downtown campus, 201 Girard St. in Houston. Sponsors are the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative […]

July 18 webinar to highlight post-trauma changes

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a free  professional development webinar July 18 titled Opportunities and Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research and Practice. This will be Part 1 of a two-part series, said Andrew Crocker, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in gerontology and health, Amarillo. The second […]

New AgriLife Extension specialist touts turfgrass practices for environmental, human health

DALLAS — Efficient varieties and informed management practices can help Texans make the most of turfgrasses’ natural human health and environmental benefits, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new turfgrass specialist. Dr. Lindsey Hoffman assumed her post at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas July 9. She said her public […]

AgriLife Extension sets Backyard Basics Expo for Aug. 3 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Backyard Basics Expo Aug. 3 in San Antonio. The expo will be from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. “The 2018 Backyard Basics Expo will feature concurrent educational sessions covering topics such as backyard chickens, […]