Texas A&M AgriLife experts remind Texans to teach children water safety

COLLEGE STATION – With temperatures hitting triple digits and more children headed to backyard and community swimming pools, lakes and beaches, now is a good time to teach kids about water safety, said Texas A&M AgriLife experts. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional and preventable death in children ages […]

Walk Across Texas participants learn about additional health, wellness offerings at midway event

SAN ANTONIO – Eighty-two Bexar County employees learned about a variety of free health and nutrition resources available to them at an event celebrating the midway point of the Walk Across Texas program. The eight-week Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service health and wellness activity invites team participants to walk a distance equivalent to the length […]

Temple center welcomes producers, industry professionals during field day

TEMPLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center and U.S. Department of Agriculture Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory, which operate on the same campus in Temple, recently opened their doors to more than 60 area producers and agriculture industry professionals during their second annual field day. Attendees toured the 600-acre facility to […]

TRICARE mental health care changes highlight June 13 webinar

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a free 60-minute professional development webinar June 13 on Mental Health Care in TRICARE: Recent Enhancements to a Great Benefit. This and other webinars are offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for […]

Community Resource Expo set June 14 in Booker

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is partnering with Panhandle Community Services and other organizations dedicated to helping individuals and families in surrounding communities to host Community Resource Expos. The events are free, children-friendly, interactive and include lunch, organizers said. The next expo will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 14 […]

AgriLife Extension, USDA expand veteran loan assistance for starting agribusinesses

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue have announced expansion of loan opportunities through an ongoing initiative to help military veterans start their own agricultural businesses. Veterans participating in AgriLife Extension’s “From Battleground to Breaking Ground” program can now receive comprehensive and expedited one-on-one loan qualification assistance through […]

Avoid foodborne illness while picnicking

KERRVILLE – Foodborne bacteria can multiply quickly in hot temperatures, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist has tips on how to keep a summer picnic safe. “If you’re serving fresh fruits or vegetables, make sure to rinse them thoroughly before packing them and putting them in a cooler,” said Rebecca Dittmar, family and […]