Scientists talk education, careers, family on ‘Women in STEM’ panel

FORT WORTH – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist took the podium at Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus, imploring her audience of about 100 women, “never give up and never let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do.” The message from Dr. Dotty Woodson, Dallas, came as part of […]

TRICARE changes to be focus of March 28 webinar

AMARILLO – “TRICARE Reforms in 2018” will be the topic of the Military Families Learning Network, or MFLN, Military Caregiving program’s March 28 webinar. Mark Ellis, senior health program policy analyst at the TRICARE Policy and Benefits Office of the Defense Health Agency, will discuss significant reforms that have occurred to TRICARE as of Jan. […]

Three-part wellness workshop series slated for April in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present a three-day wellness workshop series in Austin focused on promoting healthy weight in adults. The series is free and will be presented on three consecutive Saturdays from April 7-21. “The objective of these workshops is to provide participants with information and direction […]

AgriLife Extension playing key role in Rebuild Texas efforts

COLLEGE STATION — As thousands of Texans still strive to rebound from the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been working with community leaders and local, state and national agencies to identify and address recovery needs. “Many people are already aware of our initial efforts in disaster […]

Feb. 28 AgriLife Extension webinar to address children with disabilities

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a Feb. 28 Department of Defense webinar, “How Providers Can Support Advocacy and Leadership in Parents of Children with Disabilities.” This and other webinars are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those […]

North Texas gardening courses offer comprehensive ‘newcomer’ instruction

DALLAS — Two free public courses aim to equip new gardeners with the tools to establish lush lawns, vibrant landscapes and bountiful vegetable gardens in the unique and unforgiving growing conditions of North Texas, organizers said. The first session of Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas is Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Texas Discovery […]

AgriLife Extension, others set schedule for 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar and Guadalupe counties, along with Bexar County Master Gardeners and Alamo Area Beekeeper associations, have scheduled their activities and presentations for the 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. They will take place from Feb. 9-14 at the H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms tent […]

Applications being accepted for children’s gardening program at Hardberger Park

SAN ANTONIO – Applications are being accepted for participation in the spring Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden program at the historic Voelcker Homestead inside Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio, said program coordinators. The Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden is a collaboration of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, the Phil Hardberger […]