July 30 webinar to help communities improve military veteran access to social services

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Family and Community Health unit’s Texas Military Program will host a webinar entitled, “Ensuring Texas Military Veteran Families Have Better Access to Social Services.” The webinar will be from 10-11 a.m. July 30, and is open to all Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county agents and community […]

Burkham appointed executive associate director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Angela Burkham has been appointed executive associate director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Burkham is currently interim state program leader for family and community health. She also oversees North Region programming, which includes 41 counties surrounding Amarillo and Lubbock. Burkham will begin work in her new position with the […]

AgriLife Extension names 4-H specialists for Amarillo, Vernon districts

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced the promotion of two county agents to the positions of 4-H specialist, effective Aug. 1. Bailee Wright will be based in Amarillo, serving District 1, and Seth Hall will be based in Vernon, serving District 3, said Dr. Courtney Dodd, Texas 4-H Youth Development […]

Estate, legal planning seminars set for Aug. 27

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host two sessions of the Preserving Family Heritage: Estate and Legal Planning Seminar in Fayette and Washington counties on Aug. 27. Both programs will include an overview of estate and transition planning, business entities and trusts, and understanding probate and alternatives to probate. Speakers include […]

Seguin-Fowler to lead social, behavioral initiative at Texas A&M AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife has named Dr. Rebecca Seguin-Fowler as associate director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and associate professor of nutrition and food sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective July 1. A public health scientist with expertise in community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention research, Seguin-Fowler joins Texas […]

Singleton joins Dawson County as AgriLife Extension family, community health agent

LUBBOCK– Nicole Singleton will be joining the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a family and community health agent for Dawson County on July 1. Michael Clawson, District 2 extension administrator, will be her supervisor. “Nicole’s extensive experience working in an educational environment will make her a valuable addition to our team of agents,” said […]

‘Difficult Family Discussions’ workshop series underway in Lubbock

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering the summer 2019 workshop series, “Difficult Family Discussions,” to children ages 10-17 and their parents or legal guardians. The series is held in partnership with the Buckner Family Hope Center. Workshops run on select Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the center, located at 1510 South […]

AgriLife Extension professional food manager certification training July 11-12 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK —The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a professional food manager certification training course July 11-12 at the AgriLife Extension office for Lubbock County, 916 Main St., Suite 401. The course will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m, both days.  A $125 fee includes training materials and a national food manager certification examination. The food […]

New gene segment discovery has potential against cancer, autoimmune disorders

COLLEGE STATION – A small segment of a human gene STING, stimulator of interferon genes, could hold the key to treating autoimmune diseases and cancer, according to a study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. Dr. Pingwei Li, AgriLife Research biochemist and structural biologist, College Station; post doctorates Drs. Baoyu Zhao, and Fenglei Du and […]

Maberry joins AgriLife Extension as family, community health agent for Jones County

SAN ANGELO — Kelli Maberry will join the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on June 17 as a family and community health agent for Jones County. “Kelli will make a great addition to AgriLife Extension in Jones County,” said Marty Gibbs, District 7 AgriLife Extension administrator, San Angelo. “She has over a decade of experience […]