New 4-H Year Underway!
Aug28

New 4-H Year Underway!

With the start of school comes the beginning of a new 4-H year. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled...

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Hopkins County 4-H Year Has Started!
Aug27

Hopkins County 4-H Year Has Started!

4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. Through 4-H, youth are also taught how to meet the diversities and challenges of today’s society by bringing together youth and adults to design programs that will teach skills for living. 4-H is truly a model of the “learning by doing” teaching concept. It reaches people in their own communities with delivery...

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Together We Are Changing Diabetes
Aug25
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Hopkins County Hay Show!

Forage and forage-based livestock production enterprises are big business in the U.S. and in Texas. The latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics (2008) indicate that hay harvested in the U.S. was worth approximately $18.8 billion, third in overall value among crops grown in the U.S. Only corn and soybeans exceeded the value of hay. In 2008, Texans harvested approximately 4.4 million acres of hay worth an...

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Packing a Safe & Healthy School Lunch

We’ve all seen the signs – isles of schools supplies, cars parked at the various school campuses, school staff scurrying around making preparations, Back-to-School store promotions. The first day of school is just a few hours away, leaving parents with mixed emotions. For some, their little ones will be attending school for the first time. For others, their children are no longer kids and will be spending their final year in the...

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Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Kids
Aug12

Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Kids

It seems like summer is just starting to really heat up in Texas, yet it is almost time for children to go back to school. Soon motorists will be sharing the roads with school buses, children walking or on bicycles, and even lots of new teen drivers taking their first car to school. Drivers need to be vigilant because school children can be very unpredictable. They’re easily distracted and can often run into traffic or out from behind...

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Trade and the Beef Industry
Aug12

Trade and the Beef Industry

As part of the Beef Short Course report I want to share portion of the information given during the course that I got a chance to participate. An important topic that always gets my attention is regulatory issues affecting trade. As you know, is not any good to produce cattle if you cannot sell it. Regulatory issue can affect trading capacity of our beef industry, so it is important to be aware of those potential issues affecting...

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A Little Something to Tempt Your Taste Buds

A Little Something to Tempt Your Taste Buds Peach Cobbler, Oven Fried Chicken, Double Cornbread, Waldorf Salad, Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait, Black Bean & Cilantro Spread – these sound so good! If you are looking for some tasty recipes without the added sugars and fats, you don’t want to miss the 2014 Summer “Cooking Well with Diabetes” series…and you’ll receive recipes for these and more. In the past, when Momma prepared those...

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Extension Leadership Advisory Board Makes Plans for 2015

Extension Leadership Advisory Board Makes Plans for 2015 August is here, which means that planning for 2015 will soon be in full force! As Extension Agents, we plan our calendars ahead of time (actually, we’ll set dates for months in 2015 which haven’t even arrived in 2014, yet!) This can be a challenge, but with the help of our Leadership Advisory Board, Youth Board, Family & Consumer Sciences Committee, Ag Committee, Master...

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“Cooking Well with Diabetes” Series Coming Soon

If you or someone you know has diabetes, preparing healthy meals doesn’t have to be a challenge. As a matter of fact, we ALL need to make more nutritious choices. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides a great series called “Cooking Well with Diabetes”, which can make meal preparation at home more nutritious, as well as delicious! The “Cooking Well with Diabetes” (CWWD) summer series is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays,...

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