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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The 4-H Clover Kids Club of Waller County were trained and educated last month on different types of cameras and how to turn photography into a career or source of income. There were a total of 10 youth who participated in the workshop held at the United Methodist Church in Waller, TX. The program was …

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Waller County 4-H Rainbow Club was elected by the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce to adopt and decorate a tree to beautify the city during the annual Festival of Lights Ceremony. The event was hosted by the City of Hempstead in their downtown area on December 10, 2016. Facilitated by extension agent Joshua Williams, the activity allowed 4-H members and volunteers …

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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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Adult volunteers in Cass County are learning new Clothing and Textiles skills in preparation for 4-H FCS/CLT competitions. Educational workshops for volunteers have covered the use of sewing tools and equipment, clothing construction, the importance of using the iron and ironing board in creating professional looking garments, “pressing” as one sews, and fiber properties of …

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Cameron County teen ambassadors and Guadalupe Castro, CEP Agent, were recently recognized for their involvement in the Heroes 4-Health Program, a grant project funded by Walmart through the National 4-H Council and facilitated in ten counties by Dawn Burton as Health Coordinator.  On Monday a photo of a 4-H ambassador was shown prominently on the …

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harris County Bear Creek Extension Office on December 2, 2016. The building had been closed for many months after a flood in the spring.  The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences was highlighted. Administration and staff from both agencies were present, in …

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Brazos County hosted its annual Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials on December 1, 2016.  The event was sponsored by twelve extension support groups in the county at the Traditions Club in Bryan, TX.  For the program highlights in youth development, Georgia Williams represented the Cooperative Extension Program.  She is a high school student who has …

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Beginning farmers, gardeners and gardening enthusiasts took part in three Agriculture workshops hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The workshop series targeted small-scale, beginning growers or those wishing to enter production and covered the entire production spectrum from field preparation to harvesting to managing a farm business. The …

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