Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youths

SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of children in low-income areas of South Texas. The agency has been conducting Summer Foods Summer Meals programming since early June through its Expanded Food and Nutrition Education initiatives in Hidalgo and Cameron counties. “The EFNEP Summer […]

Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador summits to be held in July

COLLEGE STATION –The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador summits at different regional locations during July. Youth ambassadors learn about health issues affecting teens, schools and communities and work with AgriLife Extension personnel and their local 4-H clubs to provide information and identify resources to enhance the health and wellness […]

Entomologist: Avoid itchy bites from spiking seasonal chigger populations

DALLAS — Anyone venturing into the great outdoors this summer in Texas should be ready for chiggers. That’s the message from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist Dr. Mike Merchant in Dallas. He said reports of chiggers to AgriLife Extension offices have seen a sharp uptick in recent weeks compared with normal seasons over the […]

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 […]