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Harris County-Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Harris County-Texas A&M Agrilife Extension We provide programs, tools, & resources that teach people and to strengthen our communities and enrich youth. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Prairie View A&M University- Cooperative Extension Program are sister organizations that serving Texas citizens through the application of research-based education.

Operating under the mandate of the Morrill Act of 1862; the Texas A&M AgriLife Service’s vision is to help Texans better their lives. The second Morrill Act of 1890 provided the opportunity for 1890 land-grant institutions to strengthen research, extension, and teaching to under-served audiences. The Prairie A&M University- Cooperative Extension Service has a mission to respond to the needs of und

Operating under the mandate of the Morrill Act of 1862; the Texas A&M AgriLife Service’s vision is to help Texans better their lives. The second Morrill Act of 1890 provided the opportunity for 1890 land-grant institutions to strengthen research, extension, and teaching to under-served audiences. The Prairie A&M University- Cooperative Extension Service has a mission to respond to the needs of und

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Gather your family, friends, coworkers, church members or organization members to form your team of 8 for Walk Across Te...
02/02/2022

Gather your family, friends, coworkers, church members or organization members to form your team of 8 for Walk Across Texas (WAT).

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Harris County is hosting a Walk Across Texas! Challenge March 13 through May 7, 2022. WAT is a free, 8-week program for teams of up to 8 working together to reach the 832-mile goal. WAT is designed to encourage fitness for all by developing a habit of regular physical activity in a fun and rewarding way.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Harris County invites you to create a team for Walk Across Texas! and join the Harris County League. The League Code is watL-220127-99005. The Registration deadline is March 20, 2022.

To create a team, please follow these instructions:

1. Create or log into your Howdy Health account at https://howdyhealth.org/programs
2. Click the Dashboard button under the WAT! Adult section
3. Click the 'Create a Team' button.
4. Complete the create a team form and select a start date of March 13, 2022
5. Invite friends, family, and coworkers to join your team (Don't forget to collect their email addresses).
6. If you will be participating as a member on the team, select the option to join the team once created
7. You are now ready to join the Harris County WAT! Challenge

There is also a short video describing the process here: https://howdyhealth.org/programs/tutorials/album/2-wat-adult-tutorials

Harris County AgriLife will award great prizes weekly to active participants and the top league team completing the 832-mile challenge. Everyone is welcome to participate and take the first step to a healthier life!

01/31/2022

Learning to read and write are skills that are essential to a child’s success in school and later life. According to many experts, the single most important activity that parents can do to help their children acquire essential literacy skills is to read aloud to them on a frequent basis. FRED is an award-winning literacy program designed to increase parental involvement in children’s literacy development, with a specific focus on fathers.

To learn more about FRED or to implement this program at your agency, school or child care facility contact our office.

Great job Galveston County.
01/18/2022

Great job Galveston County.

Do you like to grow tomatoes? Check out this research study synopsis on growing paste tomatoes in Galveston County, it might help you pick your next favorite variety!
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/GC-379_Paste_Tomato_Trials-2021_A_Synopsis.pdf

12/23/2021
Have a Happy Holiday!!
12/23/2021

Have a Happy Holiday!!

Need help identifying those acorns?
10/25/2021

Need help identifying those acorns?

Did you know you can use an acorn's shape, color and size to determine the oak species it's from?

Here are five of the most common oak trees found in Mississippi and how to identify the species using its acorns...

🔅Live oak: Live oak acorns resemble the shape of a football and are ¾ to 1 inch long. Live oak acorns are generally a dark, reddish-brown color with caps that cover one-fourth of the acorn.

🔅Shumard oak: Shumard oaks produce large, egg-shaped acorns, typically 1 ¼ inches long and 1 inch wide.

🔅Southern red oak: Southern red oaks have small acorns, typically a ½ inch long. They are normally an orangish-brown color with a small cap that covers about a third of the acorn.

🔅Water oak: Water oaks have saucer-shaped acorns that are around a ½ inch long. These acorns come in a variety of colors -- anywhere from light brown to black. They have a thin shoot, or pubescent apex, at the bottom of the acorn that’s easy to identify.

🔅White oak: Acorns of white oaks are oblong shaped and around 1 ¼ inches long. They are typically light brown and have a thick warty, bowl-shaped cap.

Full blog post: http://ow.ly/sqt350GxJMF #ExtensionHasAnswers #MSUext

09/13/2021
What a great way for churches throughout Texas to impact the health and wellness of their members. Share this exciting o...
09/07/2021

What a great way for churches throughout Texas to impact the health and wellness of their members. Share this exciting opportunity with your church's Wellness Ministry or interested members.

Our Fall Lifescaping Series offers engaging, hands-on educational sessions on Charcuterie Boards, canning (food preserva...
08/17/2021

Our Fall Lifescaping Series offers engaging, hands-on educational sessions on Charcuterie Boards, canning (food preservation), fall planters for your porch or patio, memory games and much more.
There is limited seating, so sign up soon. To register visit https://lifescaping2021.eventbrite.com

08/12/2021
Gas leaks happen more often than you know. Here's how to check your gas grill for leaks....See Texas A&M AgriLife Extens...
07/27/2021
Checking Your Gas Grill for Leaks

Gas leaks happen more often than you know. Here's how to check your gas grill for leaks.
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See Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Harris County Ag & Natural Resources for more tips.

Guy Colonna from NFPA® gives some helpful and easy tips for inspecting your gas grill for any gas leaks at home. When you are ready to use your gas grill for...

Safety should always come first when grilling. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Harris County Ag & Natural Resources will ...
07/27/2021
Learn Some Grilling Safety Tips from NFPA

Safety should always come first when grilling. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Harris County Ag & Natural Resources will be hosting a a Grilling Safety class this Thursday. Here are some tips to help you get started!

Each year, approximately 9,500 people are burned from grill fires or hot grills. To help keep you and your loved ones safe, NFPA® tests your knowledge and de...

Join us for Wellness Wednesday, April 28th as we learn about Human Trafficking.
04/27/2021

Join us for Wellness Wednesday, April 28th as we learn about Human Trafficking.

03/17/2021
02/03/2021

TexasSpeaks is a state-wide online survey conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service with the purpose of listening to Texas citizens as they identify the strengths and needs of their communities.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey by scanning the QR code below or following the link. Thank you! #texasspeaks #TexasSpeaks #HarrisCounty
http://tx.ag/texasspeaks

Heart Healthy Programs
01/29/2021
Heart Healthy Programs

Heart Healthy Programs

Join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agents from Harris County as they tell you about exciting heart-healthy programs coming up in the month of February 2021.To...

Harris County Public Health
01/12/2021

Harris County Public Health

PRUEBAS GRATIS están disponibles para todos. Hacerse la prueba de #COVID19 ayuda a proteger a su familia y comunidad. Obtenga una prueba gratuita en cualquiera de nuestros sitios de prueba para dispositivos móviles hoy. Regístrese en el sitio más cercano a usted aquí: http://covcheck.hctx.net o llame al 832927 7575.

Harris County Public Health
01/12/2021

Harris County Public Health

FREE TESTING is available for all residents. Getting tested for #COVID19 helps protect your family and community. Get a free test at any of our test sites today. Sign up for the site nearest to you here: http://covcheck.hctx.net or call 832 927 7575.

Join Erika Bochat, Regional Program Leader-Family & Community Health, Southeast Region, as she unpacks the age-old princ...
12/20/2020
Dec 20th - Rest on the Sabbath

Join Erika Bochat, Regional Program Leader-Family & Community Health, Southeast Region, as she unpacks the age-old principle of the Sabbath to REST AND CREATE MARGIN - find that room to breathe and live better than you have in a while and RECOGNIZE THE GIFT. Take a much-needed break from the hyper-rhythms of living lives stretched at the seams on Spiritual Sunday. Feel free to share comments or photos by using #December2Remember.

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On this Self Care Saturday during December2 Remember, Dianne Gertson, Fort Bend County Family and Community Health Agent...
12/19/2020
Dec 19th - Gingerbread Body Butter

On this Self Care Saturday during December2 Remember, Dianne Gertson, Fort Bend County Family and Community Health Agent talks about pampering yourself with a luxurious body butter. The Gingerbread fragrance evokes happy holiday thoughts. The Gingerbread Body Butter is easy to make and can be shared with friends and family as well.

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12/19/2020
Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

12.18.20 - 12.18.20 - “Flip the Script on race and ethnicity” - The Extension Hour

“Flip the Script on race and ethnicity” Amy is joined by Dawn Burton, Sonja Davis, and Craig Rotter, members of Extension’s Coming Together for Racial Understanding work group, sharing strategies to turn uncomfortable conversations into inclusive environments

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Today’s Flavorful Friday recipe is brought to you by Michelle Wright, Austin County Family & Community Health agent. Wha...
12/18/2020
Dec 18th - Cinnamon Walnut Pecan Bites

Today’s Flavorful Friday recipe is brought to you by Michelle Wright, Austin County Family & Community Health agent.

What are the holidays without the delicious taste of cinnamon and nuts! This delectable dessert is a tasty, healthy alternative to your mom’s pecan pie. I have no doubt that it will satisfy your sweet tooth. It is easy to prepare and will leave your guest amazed with your culinary skills! Enjoy and celebrate the holidays with this fantastic item on the menu!

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Looking for ways to have a healthier you, family and community? Consider the 2021 Master Wellness Volunteer Program.
12/16/2020

Looking for ways to have a healthier you, family and community? Consider the 2021 Master Wellness Volunteer Program.

Creating art not only reduces stress, but also be an important part of wellness. Brandi Keller, Harris County Master Gar...
12/16/2020
Dec 16th - Homemade Cards

Creating art not only reduces stress, but also be an important part of wellness. Brandi Keller, Harris County Master Gardener Coordinator, shares tips for making homemade cards for all occasions. This is a fun activity to get the kids away from the screens and explore their creativity

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Cookie decorating can be a fun way for both young and old to come together to enjoy some family time and prepare for the...
12/15/2020
Dec 15th - Cookie Decorating

Cookie decorating can be a fun way for both young and old to come together to enjoy some family time and prepare for the holidays as well. Watch as Lori Schindler, Family & Community Health Agent in Wharton County demonstrates one of her family's favorite traditions.

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Here is a list of FREE COVID-19 testing sites for December 14-19th. Attached are flyers in both English and Spanish. Tes...
12/14/2020

Here is a list of FREE COVID-19 testing sites for December 14-19th. Attached are flyers in both English and Spanish. Test results come back in 1-3 days! Hours at the mobile sites are 8 AM - 3 PM and children can be tested at these sites as well. Register at www.hcphtx.org or call 832-927-7575.

Welcome to December2Remember! Kashara Bell, a Family & Community Health Agent with the Prairie View A&M Cooperative Exte...
12/14/2020
Dec 14th - Saving Money during the Holidays

Welcome to December2Remember! Kashara Bell, a Family & Community Health Agent with the Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Program in Wharton County, will be discussing a useful tip to help us stay debt free and on budget during the holidays. There is even a gift idea included in this video!

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Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
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We're beginning to have a lot of ball moss in our trees. Several years ago when I first noticed it I researched it and the information I found said it was a parachite and would eventually kill the tree. Now I've seen several articles that say the opposite. Now I come to the ones who have the correct answer. Please educate me on ball moss.
I’ve got these growing on a bush outside my house in Spring, TX, and I’m curious as to what they are, and if they are poisonous. They are roughly the size of a walnut give or take.
Hi, can you recommend a reputable nursery for fruit trees and plants in or around Houston? An online store would also be great. Thank you, Dana
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