From the Ground Up Conference offered for health professionals Jan. 15

WACO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program, From the Ground Up – Connecting Agriculture and Health, is scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. in Waco. The conference, which will be from 8:50 a.m.-4 p.m., is for health care professionals, registered dieticians, registered nurses, educators and students. Cost […]

Lowe hired as AgriLife Extension multi-county health agent

LUBBOCK – Courtney Lowe began her new job Dec. 3 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service multi-county health agent, according to Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Lubbock. Lowe’s newly created position serves Castro, Hale and Lamb counties, Clawson said. She will office in Lamb County and be responsible solely for health-related programs […]

AgriLife offers publications, videos on wild game food safety

KERRVILLE – With hunting season in full swing, hunters can benefit from several educational publications and videos related to wild game food safety offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, said an agency expert based in Kerrville. “Game meat can provide a nutritious, delicious and sometimes less expensive alternative to traditional meat products sold […]

Rosenthal Meat Center offers seasonal specialty meats for the holidays

COLLEGE STATION – ‘Tis the season to order traditional holiday favorites from the Rosenthal Meat Center at Texas A&M University, said Ray Riley, center manager, College Station. Riley said popular holiday meats are being seasoned and slow smoked up to the Christmas holiday.  The center’s retail store offers boneless hickory-smoked prime rib roast, briskets and […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 20, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, said wholesale prices on typical holiday fare such as whole turkeys and hams were even lower than last year due to consumer preference, […]

Simple recipe alterations can make holiday foods healthier

COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said an expert in the nutrition and food sciences department of Texas A&M University, College Station. “The sugar, fat or sodium content of many holiday recipes can be reduced without a noticeable difference in taste,” […]

AgriLife Extension extends Path to the Plate program to youth

DUMAS – More than 700 Moore County youth and adults were the first in the Texas Panhandle to participate in a recent Path to the Plate Youth Expo and agriculture education event, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The youth expo is a signature event of the statewide Path to the Plate initiative, […]

Estate planning seminar set for Nov. 5 in Panhandle

PANHANDLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Carson County will host an Estate Planning Workshop on Nov. 5. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carson County War Memorial, 501 Main St., Panhandle. The program will feature Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist from Amarillo. “Making end-of-life decisions can […]

Williamson County Pecan Food Show set for Nov. 30

GEORGETOWN — The Williamson County Pecan Food Show is an opportunity for any county resident who wants to make delicious pecan dishes and compete for “bragging rights” to the best pecan food item in the county, said Chelsea Stevens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent, Williamson County There is no cost […]

AgriLife Extension reaches senior citizens through Healthy Cooking School

SAN ANTONIO – More than 120 people, primarily senior citizens, attended the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School senior brunch held recently at the San Antonio Garden Center. Participants came to the event from various senior centers, the YMCA, churches, Silver Sneakers and medical groups with senior wellness programs. Also among […]