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Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized
Apr26

Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized

Two outstanding 4- members, two Miller Grove FFA members and an Extension Agent received recognition during Monday’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting. Janie Crump Scholarships Extension Agent Johanna Hicks presents a $500 Janie Crump Memorial Scholarship to Jorja Bessonett Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agents Johanna Hicks and Mario Villarino awarded Jorja Bessonett, a member of Miller Grove 4-H Club, and Savannah...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn District Honors
Jun01

Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn District Honors

               4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States.  Close to 200 youth are members of 4-H in Hopkins County.  Several members participated in District 4-H contests recently, and brought home numerous awards.  The following is a list of the 4-H’ers along with their respective contests and placings: Food Show Marilena Reyes,...

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Johanna Hicks: 4-H Members Excel; Extension, TxDOT Partnering For Child Safety Seat Check-up Event
Mar30

Johanna Hicks: 4-H Members Excel; Extension, TxDOT Partnering For Child Safety Seat Check-up Event

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent HOPKINS COUNTY 4-H MEMBERS EXCEL Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax [email protected] Spring is a busy month for Hopkins County 4-H members. Thanks to all the leaders, parents, and grandparents...

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Hopkins County 4-H Prepare for Contest Season By Johanna Hicks
Jan27

Hopkins County 4-H Prepare for Contest Season By Johanna Hicks

Hopkins County 4-H Prepare for Contest Season The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office is abuzz with activity this time of year!  Not only are some of our 4-H members preparing for the Junior Market Show, but many others are beginning preparations for the 4-H Fashion Show, Food Show, Educational Presentations, Public Speaking, Share-the-Fun, Food Challenge, Consumer Decision Making Contest, and 4-H Photography Contest. This week’s...

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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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Living With Asthma By Johanna Hicks
Mar14

Living With Asthma By Johanna Hicks

Living with Asthma                More than 1.5 million people in Texas are affected by asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, this number does not include those who have the disease and have not yet been diagnosed. So, what exactly is asthma and what can you do about it?...

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Junior Livestock Show Validations By Mario Villarino
Oct05

Junior Livestock Show Validations By Mario Villarino

Junior Livestock Show Validations: Steers and Heifers, October 11, 2018, Goats and Lambs Oct 18, 2018. Texas has the largest number of 4-H and FFA livestock projects in the nation. Additionally, Texas has the most exhibitors, scholarships awarded. Young people have the opportunity to participate at the county, district, regional and state level. The tremendous support and dedication of livestock show officials, donors and industry...

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You’ve Been Whipped By Johanna Hicks
Apr20

You’ve Been Whipped By Johanna Hicks

You’ve Been Whipped!                Many of you have already gotten wind of a new event being held during the 2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival.  Excitement is building, and plans are in full swing as we prepare for the “Whipped” Challenge.  Businesses, civic clubs, and organizations are encouraged to enter a team.  Here’s how it works: 1)      The contest will take place on the front grounds of the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200...

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Spice of Life
Jun23

Spice of Life

Variety is the Spice of Life If the old saying  “Variety is the Spice of Life”  is true, then I’ve had lots of spice in my life lately!  So many great activities have taken place recently, and are still taking place.  My middle child married his college sweetheart in a beautiful wedding ceremony and as I write this column, they are honeymooning in the Bahamas!  It was wonderful to see out-of-state relatives from Alabama, Tennessee,...

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March Calendar of Events
Feb26

March Calendar of Events

March Calendar of Events One of our Extension volunteers dropped by my office and asked for a calendar of all the events for March.  I pulled out my personal work calendar, and asked, “Which day?”  Needless to say, there is always something going on with Extension! March is shaping up to be a very busy month, loaded with opportunities for everyone!  Listed below are the events, workshops, luncheons, and meetings in which I will be...

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