Farm Day at the Fair welcomes school groups for hands-on agriculture education

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites third and fourth grade students to the State Fair of Texas for hands-on learning about how agriculture impacts daily living and health. Farm Day at the Fair welcomes student groups to Fair Park in Dallas on 12 non-consecutive days from Oct. 1-19. Time slot availability and […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers series to begin Oct. 1 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A six-week “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service each Monday from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. “You will benefit from this class whether you are helping […]

AgriLife Extension: Texans should prepare for flooding, high winds

COLLEGE STATION – With the probability of extensive rain and high winds, especially in   coastal areas of the state as a result of tropical storms, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for  flooding. “People in both urban and rural areas should take […]

AgriLife Extension to offer Building Healthy Workplaces training Oct. 17 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host “Building a Healthy Workplace: A How-To Blueprint” on Oct. 17 in Amarillo. “We know an important place to reach and support adults is in the workplace,” said Miquela Smith, AgriLife Extension health specialist in Amarillo. “So, we are extending our outreach to employers and human […]

Renovated facility to be hub for AgriLife Extension urban health, wellness, agriculture education in Dallas County

GARLAND – Collaboration with Dallas County commissioners at a renovated road and bridge office site has created a demonstration space where the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will reach urban residents. Richard Davis, AgriLife Extension director in Dallas County, said the renovated 12-acre facility increases the agency’s presence and ability to fight food deserts and […]

Outdoor skills event set for Sept. 8 in Kaufman

KAUFMAN – Wild game field dressing, all-terrain vehicle safety training and electrical safety education will be topics of Backyard Basics —  a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service teaching event slated for Sept. 8. The program will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Kaufman County Fairgrounds, 4001 S. Washington St. off Texas Highway […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Back-to-school traffic safety a two-way street

COLLEGE STATION – Families should make traffic safety a priority by discussing the many risks present in each of the different ways children travel to school, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service safety expert. “Whether it’s riding on a school bus, walking, peddling a bike or using a skateboard or scooter, it’s important children […]

Texas A&M vice chancellor: Agriculture must battle chronic disease

DALLAS — Urban residents making up some 80 percent of the U.S. population remain disconnected from agricultural food sources and are increasingly afflicted by nutrition- and diet-related chronic disease, said Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences. “About half of U.S. adults are acquiring some type […]

Texas A&M AgriLife study: Mango provides additional relief from chronic constipation

COLLEGE STATION – A study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists has shown consuming mango alleviates symptoms and associated biomarkers of constipation beyond an equivalent amount of fiber. The study, “Polyphenol-rich Mango, Mangifera indica L., Ameliorate Functional Constipation Symptoms in Humans Beyond Equivalent Amount of Fiber,” can be found on PubMed.com at  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29733520. “Chronic […]