Gray-Soria honored with AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

PAMPA – Joan Gray-Soria, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Gray County, has been awarded the Superior Service Award for a county agent by the agency. The annual Superior Service awards, presented Jan. 9 in Bryan, recognize AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or other outstanding service […]

Worksite wellness programming is focus of North Texas workshop

GRAPEVINE – A Jan. 16 workshop aims to help workplace administrators implement and monitor employee wellness programs. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop, Building a Healthy Workplace: Research Meets Practice, lasts from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Drive in Grapevine. Dr. Ninfa Peña-Purcell, assistant professor and AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension sets Money Matters, A Financial Wellness Workshop Jan. 27 in Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct Money Matters, A Financial Wellness Workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan 27 at the Family Services Center, 901 Ave. B in Brownwood. “Money Matters, as the name suggests, is an educational financial wellness workshop, which will address healthy saving and spending habits, credit matters and […]

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists: Protect landscapes from freeze

DALLAS – A few simple practices can give outdoor plants a chance to survive the coming freeze, but picking the right plants ahead of planting is the best defense against low winter temperatures. That’s the seasonal message from horticulturists of Water University, a joint public outreach program on water conservation and quality protection by Texas […]

AgriLife Extension seeks recruits for public health, wellness education

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County is looking for volunteers to educate the public on health and nutrition through their Master Wellness Volunteer program and has set up dates for volunteer training.   The Master Wellness Volunteer program is an AgriLife Extension initiative that provides volunteers with 40 hours […]

Entomologists to holiday travelers: Don’t let the bedbugs bite

DALLAS — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists say a few simple practices can help holiday travelers deal with bedbug infestations and avoid spreading the pest. “All it takes is one traveler with bedbugs in their luggage to stay at a hotel and that hotel can become infested,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban […]

Chapkin appointed to Allen Chair in nutrition at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Robert S. Chapkin has been appointed to the William W. Allen Chair in Nutrition at Texas A&M University in College Station. Chapkin is also a Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and University Faculty Fellow in the Program in Integrative Nutrition and Complex Diseases, as well as a Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty […]

Water quality training Jan. 26 in Brenham to focus on Mill Creek watershed

BRENHAM – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and management related to the Mill Creek watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 26. The workshop will be in the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1385 Old Independence Road in Brenham. It will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas […]

National pest control pros scurry to Texas Rodent Academy

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on controlling rodent infestations. “We were especially pleased to get Dr. Bobby Corrigan, one of the top rodentologists in the country, to reinvent his New York […]