December update: webinar of interest


“Why Cooperative Extension? A New Century for Food and Ag” is a dialogue sponsored by the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Central. Read More →

A must read: October issue of County Progress magazine


“Extension Education Benefits Local Economies, Impacts Job Growth.” That’s the headline given to an article placed by AgriLife Extension, along with an advertisement, in the October issue of County Progress magazine. County agents in particular should take note, considering that county judges and commissioners are the magazine’s target audience. Read More →

At eXtension: strengthening advisory leaders webinar


“How to Communicate Programmatic Impact to Stakeholders,” part of a larger program to strengthen Extension advisory leaders, is scheduled as an eXtension webinar on Monday, Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m. CDT. Read More →

Training Expo open to Extension educators


An annual Training Expo, complimentary to state agency and university training and professional development staff, will take place Friday, Oct. 24, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Austin. Extension educators are welcome to participate. Read More →

Personnel news: marking career milestones


September 1 marked the effective date of new Extension promotions, while August 31 saw the close of fiscal year 2014 and several retirements. Also, in recent months, certificates have been presented across the state to those who reached the 10-, 20- or 30-year career service mark. Here’s a roundup and more congratulations to all who attained the following achievements: Read More →

Who’s who in the Texas 4-H Youth Development unit


Changes in the roles and titles of several 4-H faculty members were announced last month by Dr. Chris Boleman, assistant director and state leader for 4-H youth development. The changes took effect September 1, 2014, with the goal to better position 4-H faculty to provide program leadership, support county 4-H programs and positively impact youth. Read More →

nEXT Talks: energy series continues


A four-part webinar series continues on August 28 and September 4, as the nEXT Talks feature topics on energy development in Texas. Watch recordings of prior sessions or catch the 10 a.m. live sessions by visiting Read More →

Two awards programs open to Extension personnel


Two awards programs; two deadlines. The Extension Superior Service Awards will accept nominations through midnight, September 10, and the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence will accept nominations through noon, September 17. Both require support letters, so act soon! Read More →

Web portal designed for new farmers


A new online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed. Read More →

Superior Service Awards open for nominations

presented to Adelita Munoz

Due midnight, Sept. 10, 2014: nominations of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension faculty and staff whose outstanding performance merits consideration for our agency’s highest employee honor, the Superior Service Award. Read More →