States’ 4-H International Exchange brings 23 Japanese youth to Texas

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-three youth and two adult chaperones from Japan recently visited Texas as part of the States’ 4-H International Exchange. “The youth delegates are staying with Texas families all over the state,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service youth development specialist with the recreation, park and tourism sciences department at […]

AgriLife Extension fills horticulture position in Randall County

CANYON – Erin Jones-Gray began July 2 in a dual appointment as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent in Randall County and West Texas A&M University horticulture instructor in Canyon. “We are very happy to have Erin joining our Randall County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension team,” said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district […]

Hidalgo County 4-H members recognized at 2018 4-H Roundup

WESLACO – Four Hidalgo County 4-H’ers were standouts at the 2018 Texas 4-H Roundup held recently in College Station, according to Luis Saldana, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist for 4-H youth development, Weslaco. “We have a very diverse 4-H program here in South Texas and that goes for Hidalgo County,” Saldana said. “Through our […]

Rudy Ruedas joins AgriLife Extension in Bexar County as youth outreach educator

SAN ANTONIO — Rudy Ruedas is the new youth outreach educator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County. AgriLife Extension is the educational outreach agency of the Texas A&M University System and has offices in almost every Texas county. Ruedas, who began his new position June 18, will work with youth […]

4-H’ers awarded $2.4M in scholarships at Texas 4-H Roundup

COLLEGE STATION — Texas 4-H’ers took home more than $2.4 million in scholarships during the 71st annual Texas 4-H Roundup held at Texas A&M University recently. In all, the 4-H Youth Development Foundation distributed more than 200 scholarships to outgoing 4-H members, said Sarah Hamm, executive director of the Texas 4-H Foundation. The Houston Livestock […]

Texas 4-H Roundup welcomes youth from throughout the state

COLLEGE STATION — Bryan-College Station was host to the largest gathering of 4-H members and supporters in the country June 11–14 during Texas 4-H Roundup, said organizers. “Roundup is the pinnacle annual event for all of Texas 4-H and we welcomed more than 2,100 youth to compete in approximately 50 diverse competitions throughout the week,” […]

Coastal forecast should remind Texans to be vigilant, prepared for floods

COLLEGE STATION – With days of flooding forecast for the southeastern coastal region of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts remind residents to be vigilant and make preparations for their safety. “While we can’t keep natural disasters like floods from occurring, there’s still a lot we can do to prepare for them and […]