Lorrie Coop named national Extension Educator of the Year

SAN ANTONIO – Lorrie Coop, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Knox County has been named the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, or NEAFCS, Educator of the Year. The award recognizes a professional Extension family and consumer sciences educator who is conducting outstanding educational programs that demonstrate […]

AgriLife Extension to offer food manager certification training Oct. 17-18 in Pampa

PAMPA – A professional food manager certification training course, “Food Safety: It’s Our Business,” will be offered Oct. 17-18 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Gray County. The meeting will be at the Gray County Annex, 12125 E. Frederic Ave., Pampa. The fee will be $125, and preregistration is due Oct. 12. To […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents claim national food safety award

SAN ANTONIO – A group of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents from the Panhandle received the Food Safety Award at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science conference in San Antonio on Sept. 27. The annual award recognizes outstanding innovative programming that has shown significant impact on food safety, according to the […]

Texas A&M AgriLife brings public health, conservation exhibitions to state fair

DALLAS — The agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife will converge at the State Fair of Texas through October with live demonstrations and teaching installations on food production systems, natural resource conservation, nutritious eating and youth education for healthier Texans, organizers said. A schedule of Texas A&M AgriLife’s State Fair attractions and locations is available at https://tinyurl.com/AgriLifeStateFair2018. […]

Not just animal feed: Sorghum packs nutritious punch for people

AMARILLO – “How many of y’all eat sorghum?” That’s the first question Lizabeth Gresham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Potter County, asked a group of producers and seed representatives at a recent sorghum field day west of Amarillo. Gresham spoke at the field day to share the message of […]

Food managers certification, training set Oct. 11-12 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Lubbock County will offer a Professional Food Manager Certification Training Course Oct. 11-12 at the agency’s office, 916 Main St., Suite 401, Lubbock. Under the Texas Department of State Health Services jurisdiction, each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager employed by that […]