Dallas County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Dallas County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Extension provides programs, tools, and resources to improve agriculture and food production, advance health, protect the environment and enrich youth.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management. AgriLife Extension demonstrates the latest technology and best practices to improve the state’s food and fiber system, which serves all Texas consumers and contributes nine percent of the gross domestic product. Texas 4-H, our primary youth program, engages some 600,000 youth every year in learning projects, leadership development, and community service. Learn more: http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/about/who-we-are/

Mission: Through the application of science-based knowledge, we create high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.

Operating as usual

It may be Friday the 13th but what a beautiful fall day to take a stroll at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Garland....
11/13/2020

It may be Friday the 13th but what a beautiful fall day to take a stroll at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Garland. Michael Brooks, District Conservationist with #USDA/NRCS joined Liz Rudd, Dallas County ANR CEA with AgriLife and #NorthTexasMasterNaturalists; Jim Shouse and Rob Kaaa to discuss possible solutions for erosion mitigation for one of the prairies on the preserve. #agrilife, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

This week we have taken an in-depth look at game birds. We have helped you identify various species of wild game in Texa...
11/13/2020

This week we have taken an in-depth look at game birds. We have helped you identify various species of wild game in Texas and it’s impact on the local economy. We have looked at the different types of game birds you might find for sale at your local supermarket. We have also shown you ways to prep, store, and cook those meats for safety and quality. We have discussed why it is important to accurately measure and cook foods to proper internal temperatures on these products to make your complete game meat experience a success.We have discussed Texas guidelines, laws, and regulations to keep you safe and now we want you to show us what you can do. Snap a picture of a wild game bird that you spot, post it to social media and tag us . https://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/agriculture-and-natural-resources/path-to-the-plate/
#pathtotheplate
#pathtotheplate #AgriLifeExtension #GameMeat #WildGame #GameFacts #FoodSafety #FridayChallenge

Wild turkeys are lean-bodied birds, far different than their domesticated kin who are bred for meat volume. Turkey is ve...
11/12/2020

Wild turkeys are lean-bodied birds, far different than their domesticated kin who are bred for meat volume. Turkey is very low in fat and cholesterol. Three and a half ounces of wild turkey meat contains: Calories: 163 | Protein: 26 grams | Fat: 1 gram | Cholesterol: 55 milligrams | 25% of your daily allowance of Iron | 5% of your Riboflavin https://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/agriculture-and-natural-resources/path-to-the-plate/
#pathtotheplate #AgriLifeExtension #GameMeat #WildGame #Nutrition

Game birds are well known for their high protein content and nutritional benefits. They are also known to harbor pathoge...
11/12/2020

Game birds are well known for their high protein content and nutritional benefits. They are also known to harbor pathogens that can potentially cause foodborne illness if not prepared correctly. However, the food preparer can easily avoid this risk by cooking to an internal temperature of 165° F and following the guidelines outlined in the document below: https://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/agriculture-and-natural-resources/path-to-the-plate/
#pathtotheplate #AgriLifeExtension #GameMeat #WildGame #MeatPrep

Hunting season may only last for a month, but game birds can be enjoyed year round if processed and stored correctly or ...
11/11/2020

Hunting season may only last for a month, but game birds can be enjoyed year round if processed and stored correctly or purchased from your local supermarket. Take care when cleaning and packaging to remove all debris and pellets. For complete details about the process see the TPWD publication below: https://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/agriculture-and-natural-resources/path-to-the-plate/
#pathtotheplate #AgriLifeExtension #GameMeat #WildGame #MeatPackaging #HomePrep #FoodSafety
https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_br_w7000_1689_06_11.pdf

After birds have been properly processed in the field, it is important to get the meat cooled below 40° F and ready to b...
11/11/2020

After birds have been properly processed in the field, it is important to get the meat cooled below 40° F and ready to be prepped for either consumption or storage. If purchasing meat from a supermarket it is important to check for quality. Make sure the packaging is in good shape and double check the dates. https://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/agriculture-and-natural-resources/path-to-the-plate/
#pathtotheplate #AgriLifeExtension #GameMeat #WildGame #FoodSafety

Following simple food safety guidelines while bird hunting can enhance the quality of the final product. Collect, proces...
11/10/2020

Following simple food safety guidelines while bird hunting can enhance the quality of the final product. Collect, process, and cool the carcass as quickly as possible to retain the best flavor and integrity of the meat. https://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/agriculture-and-natural-resources/path-to-the-plate/
#pathtotheplate #AgriLifeExtension #GameMeat #WildGame #FieldDressing
https://foodsafety.tamu.edu/files/2018/03/FieldToPlate2018.pdf
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/licenses/tagging-instructions/tagging-turkey

The first step to hunting game birds (or any wild game) in Texas is to obtain a valid hunting license. Any hunter under ...
11/10/2020

The first step to hunting game birds (or any wild game) in Texas is to obtain a valid hunting license. Any hunter under the age of 12 should either have their own hunting license with a completed hunter safety course or be accompanied by a certified adult. All hunters over the age of 12 should be licensed. You can find more information on both licenses and safety regulations using the links below:
#pathtotheplate #AgriLifeExtension #GameMeat #WildGame #HunterSafety
https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hunter-education/faq
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/licenses/faqs

Due to overhunting and deforestation that eliminated wild turkeys' habitat, these birds were nearly extinct in the 1930s...
11/09/2020

Due to overhunting and deforestation that eliminated wild turkeys' habitat, these birds were nearly extinct in the 1930s. Today, nearly 100 years later, there are more than seven million wild turkeys, and the population of these birds is increasing in many areas.
#pathtotheplate #agrilifeextension

GAME MEAT is a new program that is going to get you out of the kitchen and outside hunting for your food! During the nex...
11/09/2020

GAME MEAT is a new program that is going to get you out of the kitchen and outside hunting for your food! During the next weeks, you will have the opportunity to learn the secrets to success for hunting like a pro.
This week we are focusing on Game Birds and will show you how to safely prepare to hunt, store, and cook these meats to perfection! https://pathtotheplate.tamu.edu/ https://ranchtv.org/

Save the Date!
11/04/2020

Save the Date!

Oh what a year! and just like that, the holidays are here!  Stuffing, casseroles, pumpkin pie, and grandma's recipes.  D...
11/02/2020

Oh what a year!
and just like that,
the holidays are here!

Stuffing, casseroles, pumpkin pie, and grandma's recipes. Don't forget about the bird, that is the turkey! During the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season, we rarely ever stop to think about where our food comes from and the path it took to get on our table. Below are some great facts about the bird, aka the Turkey.

The Holidays are fast approaching.  A lot of you may already be thinking of those family #recipes you want to prepare.  ...
10/22/2020

The Holidays are fast approaching. A lot of you may already be thinking of those family #recipes you want to prepare. If you are like me, I love pecans in my fudge, fruit salad, pies or just a handful to snack on. Take a look at these great stats for #pecans.
Visit https://pathtotheplate.tamu.edu/ for research based information.

We can't wait for the North Texas Creative Arts Showcase in March! For more information about this event, please visit d...
10/14/2020

We can't wait for the North Texas Creative Arts Showcase in March! For more information about this event, please visit dallas-tx.tamu.edu/creativearts!

Congratulations to our very own Tessa Tronzano on a win at the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competition Youth Division! She entered a wood carving project that she created in her Sculpture 2 class at school. She cut 2 designs out with a Dremel tool and stained with both a dark brown and red stain.

We can't wait to see it in person at our North Texas Creative Arts Showcase in March! For more information about this event, please visit dallas-tx.tamu.edu/creativearts!

Dallas County 4-H Youth Development is gearing up for National 4-H Week! Follow along on their page for all the fun! #4h...
10/01/2020

Dallas County 4-H Youth Development is gearing up for National 4-H Week! Follow along on their page for all the fun! #4hgrowshere

We are so excited for the cool things happening at Moss Haven Elementary with Moss Haven Farm! #4hgrowshere
09/28/2020

We are so excited for the cool things happening at Moss Haven Elementary with Moss Haven Farm! #4hgrowshere

Moss Haven Farm 4-H Club had a great first meeting of 2020-2021! The kids learned the 4-H Pledge, wrote Thank You notes to volunteers, spent time in the coop and held baby bantams to get the hens used to students. We are so proud of them and excited for their year!

Ready for the new year with Dallas County 4-H!
09/15/2020

Ready for the new year with Dallas County 4-H!

If you are interested in beekeeping, this 4-hour course is the perfect DIY beekeeping guide. Learn how to raise bees in ...
09/07/2020
Beekeeping 101 Online Class | Beekeeping for Beginners

If you are interested in beekeeping, this 4-hour course is the perfect DIY beekeeping guide. Learn how to raise bees in your own backyard. It will teach about honeybee biology, beekeeping equipment and what to expect during your first year of beekeeping!

Online class covers topics such as how to start a beehive, honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment needed and more.

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day!
09/04/2020

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day!

08/27/2020
Handwashing Behavior Survey | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Are you washing your hands correctly? | Texas A&M Survey

https://agrilife.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b2YxcdlD28v7XOB

Many people do not wash their hands properly, and we know very little about what Texans believe about handwashing — especially within this COVID-19 pandemic.

So, would you consider taking this anonymous, 5-minute survey about your personal handwashing behavior and beliefs?
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IRB #: IRB2020-0754M | Approval: 08/19/2020 | Survey from Texas A&M Extension and School of Public Health

handwashing survey from Texas A&M Agrilife extension

08/14/2020

As summer winds down and we gear up for a busy spring and fall, we wanted to take a moment to thank our volunteers! Your hard work makes reaching Dallas County residents with research-based educational programming possible! You are appreciated!

Congratulations, Tessa!! #dallascounty4h #Texas4H
08/14/2020

Congratulations, Tessa!! #dallascounty4h #Texas4H

Congratulations to County Council president Tessa Tronza for being selected to participate in the Texas Youth Livestock Ambassador Short Course at Texas Tech!

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Passenger Safety
04/28/2020

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Passenger Safety

During the health crisis while parents are not able to get an in-person car seat inspection, here is some information that you can post on your social media that will help parents check to see if they are using their car seat correctly.

Passenger Safety team is available to schedule a virtual car seat inspection. For an appointment, call 979-571-3925.

Have you seen the cute bear hunts that families are participating in? Families walk around their neighborhoods to “Find ...
04/20/2020

Have you seen the cute bear hunts that families are participating in? Families walk around their neighborhoods to “Find the Bears.” Neighbors are helping by showing bears in windows, on porches, in trees or anywhere visible. This is a fun way to get outside, interact with your friends, families & neighbors, while social distancing, staying safe and starting new healthy habits.

We are taking it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

We are excited to announce our Nutritional Bear Hunt! It has the same elements of the Bear Hunt, but we are FEEDING those bears! Add a fruit or a veggie to the bears. Let’s keep hunting but also let’s Feed our hungry bears!
Each week, we will add a fruit & a vegetable to explore. We have created a page to reveal the Fruit or Vegetable. Also included will be fun activities, coloring pages, recipes. We can interact with you!

To Register, follow the instructions on the Flyer.
We look forward to HUNTING & FEEDING THOSE BEARS!

Address

6820 LBJ Freeway, Suite 3200
Dallas, TX
75240

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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Comments

Any idea what causes this? St Augustine grass. We have dug up and no grubs or insects appear.
Hello! I don’t know how I should submit this to y’all, but is this an Asian jumping worm? I don’t see that it’s been reported in Texas yet, so wanted to report. I’m in the Lochwood neighborhood.
Will master Gardener training be offered online during the Covid-19 crisis?
Hi are you currently providing consultations to homeowners in Dallas County regarding horticulture questions? We need some expert advice on trees! Thanks
Day 2, Farmer & Landowner Workshop. Building seasonal high tunnel. Michael Brooks, NRCS.