A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteers
Dec07

A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteers

By Johanna Hicks, Texas AgriLife FCH Extension Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] This is the fourth in a series of program impacts conducted by the Family & Community Health Extension agent. Relevance Volunteers are the backbone of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  Hopkins County has a strong group of 14 Master Wellness Volunteers who have received 40 hours of training in the areas of health and wellness, nutrition,...

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A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteers
Dec29

A Year in Review – Master Wellness Volunteers

By Johanna Hicks, Family & Community Health AgriLife Agent for Hopkins County, [email protected] As we gear up for the new year, I wanted to share another Extension component that has reached thousands of people – the Hopkins County Master Wellness Volunteer initiative.  But first, here’s a brief description: Primary program areas for Family & Community (FCH) agents are health, nutrition, family well-being, and food safety....

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers Recognized For Over 760 Hours Of Service
Nov19

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers Recognized For Over 760 Hours Of Service

A group of dedicated local individuals were recognized Thursday for their service and impact as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers. The MWV program allows individuals who have a passion about health and wellness to share that passion with others via worksite wellness programs community events and other means. Texas AgriLife Extension Leadership Advisory Board reception Nov. 19, 2020, recognizing the Hopkins...

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Master Wellness Volunteers Program Offered
Dec30

Master Wellness Volunteers Program Offered

Perhaps you’ve heard of Master Gardeners but have you heard about Master Wellness Volunteers? Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks is offering a five-session course for those wanting to be Master Wellness Volunteers. Cost is $40. The course will take place over five consecutive Tuesdays from February 3 through March 3 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each session. Ms. Hicks says a background in health or wellness is not...

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2022: Year In Review – Child Health/Wellness
Nov24

2022: Year In Review – Child Health/Wellness

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] This is the second of the program impact summaries provided by Hopkins County Family & Community Health Extension.  Relevance According to https://nccd.cdc.gov, Hopkins County has a population of approximately 37,211, with 19% of children living in poverty an average of 21% of youth ages 6-19...

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Extension Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers, Supporters At Annual Banquet
Nov04

Extension Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers, Supporters At Annual Banquet

Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Office recognized outstanding volunteers and supporters Thursday evening, Nov. 3, during the 2022 Extension Leadership Banquet. Featured Speaker While honorees and special guests enjoyed a meal of salad, baked potatoes, barbecue and peach cobbler prepared by Andy and Mary Lou Wright, Hopkins County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace BJ Teer discussed ways everyone can became gamechangers. Precinct 1...

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Hicks Recognized With National Master Volunteer Excellence In Programming Award
Sep30

Hicks Recognized With National Master Volunteer Excellence In Programming Award

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences meets annually to conduct professional development, networking, and recognition for Extension Agents. The 2022 conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina September 11-16. Over 750 Extension family and consumer sciences professionals and administrators from across the nation attended the conference. Hopkins County Family and Community Health Extension Agent Johanna...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Wellness To Host ‘Walk Thru Texas History’
Apr06

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Wellness To Host ‘Walk Thru Texas History’

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, FCS Extension Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] With warm weather here, many folks are getting outdoors to work in gardens, enjoy our local parks, camp, watch student sports, and take walks.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Wellness Volunteers are proud to announce that we will be hosting “Walk Thru Texas History” (WTTH) during the month of May.  Walk Through Texas History...

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Hicks: Your Health And Wellness
Dec22

Hicks: Your Health And Wellness

By Johanna Hicks  Last week, I provided a brief summary of educational impacts in the area of diabetes management.  This week, I’m sharing information about Extension activities pertaining to youth health and wellness – summer day camp in particular.  Relevance According to https://nccd.cdc.gov, Hopkins County has a population of approximately 36,810, with 21% of children living in poverty.  The Centers for Disease Control and...

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Extension Service Offers Master Wellness Training
Dec01

Extension Service Offers Master Wellness Training

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] In the United States, 86% of all health spending is related to chronic conditions – things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these costs can be managed and potentially reduced through education and lifestyle...

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