AMARILLO – The 2019-2020 Healthy Texas Youth Ambassadors in the High Plains and South Plains, which make up the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service North Region, recently met in Amarillo for a summit. The ambassador program is for high school age youth who have a passion for health and wellness. These youth are trained at […]
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COLLEGE STATION – About a thousand new faces show up in Texas every day, moving into the Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, and they have little to no connection to the state’s agriculture-based culture and economy. Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M AgriLife vice chancellor, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Lloyd Rooney, a Regents Professor and Faculty Fellow who retired in 2011 but remained on staff at the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences as an emeritus professor, died on June 23. Rooney retired after 46 years and was the creator of Texas A&M’s Cereal Quality Lab […]
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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 […]
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AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a “Professional Boundaries in Action: Lessons from Practice” webinar June 5. This and other webinars are offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for caregivers who want or need to utilize the training […]
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HEREFORD – The Child Care Conference, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Parmer, Deaf Smith and Oldham counties, will be June 22 at the AgriLife Extension office, 903 14th St. in Hereford. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the training session from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a $20 fee, and […]
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SCHERTZ – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Cooking Well with Diabetes series during four consecutive Monday evenings in July at Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive. The classes will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on July 1, 8, 15 and 22. “Cooking Well with Diabetes is a series of four […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife’s Drs. Dorothy Shippen and Kirk Winemiller, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members at Texas A&M University, have been named 2019 University Distinguished Professors. The distinguished university professor is the highest faculty honor and this year seven Texas A&M University scholars received the title. Shippen is an interim […]
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