AgriLife Extension agent positions filled in Childress, Palo Pinto, Cottle counties

VERNON – The new year is bringing a few changes to the offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Childress, Palo Pinto and Cottle counties, according to Dale Dunlap, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. First, Dunlap said, new to the district’s team of agents is Kaitlyn Deaton, who started Jan. 1 as […]

Baskin Elementary in San Antonio receives $1,000 grant for pollinator program

SAN ANTONIO – Baskin Elementary School in San Antonio recently received a $1,000 grant to establish a pollinator garden on the school campus. The money, provided from a Feed-A-Bee program grant by the Bayer CropScience Division, was part of a larger grant given to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to fund pollinator initiatives and […]

AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock, showmanship clinic Dec. 16 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual District 2 Showmanship Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 16 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock. Admission is free to 4-H and FFA exhibitors who are urged to bring their livestock projects – cattle, lambs, goats and hogs – for a morning of […]

Youth get in-depth look at D.C. during Texas 4-H Leadership Conference

WASHINGTON — Eighteen Texas 4-H members got a firsthand look at the nation’s capitol and toured many of its sites during the Texas 4-H Leadership Conference, which took place Nov. 23-28. “Youth participants earned this opportunity as recognition for a first-place 4-H record book on the state level,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, 4-H youth development […]

Texas 4-H members skip Thanksgiving to attend National 4-H Congress

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Thirty-four high school-aged Texas 4-H members passed up being with family and friends this Thanksgiving to participate in National 4-H Congress Nov. 23-28 in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants earned the opportunity to attend by submitting an application and going through an interview process, said coordinators. The trip was financed through participant registration fees […]

Texas 4-H awards grants to clubs in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation have collaborated to award 28 grants totaling $124,674 toward the support of efforts by 4-H clubs in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation have seen the ultimate caring […]