Nathan Longoria, age 14, and Keyla Sauceda, age 16, attended the 4-H National Healthy Living training at the National 4-H Center in Washington D.C. from September 26-27, 2017. Both are Heroes 4-Health Ambassadors from Cameron County. They were accompanied by Guadalupe Castro, CEP extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development in Cameron County, and Dawn …

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On July 11-14, 2017 three Cameron County youth attended the 4-H Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada with Guadalupe Castro and Dawn Burton. Castro is an extension agent and Burton is health coordinator for the Cooperative Extension Program. Students Perla Sanchez, Yuridia Ibarra, and Isela Diaz attended workshops that highlighted what 4-H youth were accomplishing around …

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The visit of Dr. Noel Estwick and his colleague Dr. Beverly Samuel, a national program leader in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on July 24-27 to meet with staff and other federal representatives to further develop an action plan was featured in the USDA’s electronic …

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County agents are closest to the people served by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University. They provide services which are impactful for its county residents to sustain an appropriate quality of life. Washington County is leading the way when it comes to family matters for its residents who represent all ethnic …

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There is nothing more exciting than having co-workers represent a variety of cultures and ethnicities. You learn so much about everything from effective communication, politics, global issues, and my favorite — FOOD! One of my colleagues is from India, and whenever I visit his office, he always shares with me anything and everything in his …

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Thirty-nine 4-H youth, adult project leaders, and parents participated in two workshops held concurrently on April 22, 2017, in Cameron County Extension Office in San Benito, TX, to teach about the Duds to Dazzle contest. Because the average American throws away about 81 pounds of discarded garments, resulting in about 26 billion pounds of textiles …

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Cooperative Extension Program 4-H Agents Shannon Johnson-Lackey and John Ferguson and Program Specialist Joice A. Jeffries engaged educators at the 99th State Conference of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in Plano, Texas. The trio presented a workshop entitled “SEW ON! Fostering Meaningful Connections through 4-H Sewing Projects” to engage volunteers in …

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Today’s employee is working in a more sedentary environment with limited physical activity during the workday, which is one reason why employees may be less fit. Our workforce, including that of the colleges and universities around the country, are becoming unhealthy through bad eating habits, lack of exercise, and poor lifestyle choices. There is a …

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CEP extension agents, project leaders and youth are gearing up to compete in various clothing & textile competitions. During September, CEP extension agents participated in CEP’s 4-H STEAM Conference, held in Houston. All trainings were designed to help staff and volunteers lead various youth-oriented competitions. County clothing and textile trainings facilitated by Joice A. Jeffries, …

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Approximately twenty-four young men began blazing their trails to (young) manhood via the “Boys 2 Men” Leadership program (B2M) this past October. Thomas Haley Elementary School in Irving, TX, collaborated with the Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program and agent Marvin Young of Dallas County to allow parents and male youth to interact, share, …

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