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Small Changes Can Have Big Lifetime Results By Johanna Hicks
Aug11

Small Changes Can Have Big Lifetime Results By Johanna Hicks

Small Changes Can Have Big Lifetime Results During my recent Texas Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences state conference in Round Rock, our opening session speaker provided some great information that we, as Extension Family & Consumer Sciences agents, have been teaching.  It’s always good to know that the same messages are being shared across the state.  Roberta Anding, clinical and sports dietitian for Baylor...

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Something’s Fishy…or Not By Johanna Hicks
Aug04

Something’s Fishy…or Not By Johanna Hicks

Something’s Fishy…or Not You have probably heard that the recommendation for fish consumption is two times a week.  Sometimes, that is easier said than done.   Some people are afraid of cooking seafood because of the food safety aspect.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension can help you so you can confidently cook seafood safely with these tips! 1)      Avoid cross-contamination.  Handle raw and cooked seafood products separately. ...

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New Workshops Offered by AGRI-Life
Aug03
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Avoiding a Needless Tragedy By Johanna Hicks
Jul21

Avoiding a Needless Tragedy By Johanna Hicks

Avoiding a Needless Tragedy Now that we are into summer in Texas, children are spending more time outdoors, which increases the danger of children being left alone in, and around, cars.  When we think of children being left alone in cars, our first thought is the danger of children dying in hot cars due to heatstroke.  But in addition to heat risks, there are other safety concerns with unsupervised children around cars — including...

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Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards By Johanna Hicks
Jul14

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards By Johanna Hicks

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards Summer is a busy time around the Hopkins County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office!  Our summer has included the Hopkins County Dairy Festival and Dairy Show; three-week Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness; District 4-H Record Book contest; three-day Multi-County 4-H Camp; 4-H Montana Exchange trip fund-raisers; and preparation for the 4-day Skills Camp…and I’m tired!  However, I love my job...

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A Pinch Here, A Dash There Adds Up By Johanna Hicks
Jul07

A Pinch Here, A Dash There Adds Up By Johanna Hicks

A Pinch Here, A Dash There Adds Up Americans love their salt.  A pinch here, a dash there, all adds up to too much.  All that salt really does a job on your health – and not in a good way! The American Heart Association indicates that most healthy people can consume 2,300 milligrams (mg) daily, or the equivalent of about 1 teaspoon.  However, some individuals, especially over the age of 50, should attempt to hold it to 1,500 mg.  The...

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July and August-Hot News! By Johanna Hicks
Jun30

July and August-Hot News! By Johanna Hicks

July and August – Hot News! By the time this column goes to print, the 2017 “Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness” will be in the history books.  Forty-two children in grades 1 thru 4 took part in the 3-week summer day camp which featured a variety of experiences from hands-on food preparation to logging a combined 24,990 minutes (equaling 1,249.5 miles) of physical activity.  Fire safety, water and sun safety, bullying, and weather safety...

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You’re Never Too Old to Stay Fit By Johanna Hicks
Jun23

You’re Never Too Old to Stay Fit By Johanna Hicks

You’re Never Too Old to Stay Fit If you are a baby boomer, your adult years have flown by, filled with the competing demands of family, career and household responsibilities.  Then, one day, you find yourself over the age of 50, possibly facing the prospect of retirement, aging, and often serving in a new role as caregiver to elderly relatives.  The key is maintaining good health for yourself. Your nutritional needs change as you...

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Stop, Drop and Roll, 4H Exchange Trip, and Summer Sewing Workshop: By Johanna Hicks
Jun16

Stop, Drop and Roll, 4H Exchange Trip, and Summer Sewing Workshop: By Johanna Hicks

Stop, Drop, and Roll – Good Advice All the Time! “Stop, Drop, and Roll” is the simple safety technique for children in case of fire, but this technique could also be applied to our lives  all the time.  When we think about our family life, social life, and career life, we are constantly putting out fires, while sometimes putting enormous pressure on ourselves and forgetting about our own well­being and/or welfare. Often, we are so...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers Something for Everyone and Summer Sewing Workshop
Jun09

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers Something for Everyone and Summer Sewing Workshop

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers Something for Everyone Did you know that every state in the United States has an Extension Service?  Did you know that every county in Texas has Extension Agents who work with them and that some agents in smaller counties work more than one county?  Were you aware that some of the larger counties have multiple agents to cover the large territory?  How much do you really know about your Hopkins...

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