Eating healthy can be done on a budget

By Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentYou do not need to spend a future to eat healthy. You just need to change your grocery shopping habits. To help keep the cost of food down focus on MyPlate foods first when making your grocery list then add a few extras. Make a … [Read more...]

Landowners responsible for managing, testing private water wells

Missy HodginTexas AgriLife AgentTexas landowners are responsible for managing the drinking water from their private wells. To protect your water supply, accurate records need to be kept on each well, potential sources of contamination should be identified and managed … [Read more...]

Coconut craze health claims lacking in evidence

Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentWalk into a local health store, or even your local grocery store and you are likely to see coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the latest health trends. However, do you have all of the facts on coconut oil? Coconut oil is a tropical … [Read more...]

Make a challenge out of limiting added sugars this summer

Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife agentLimit the amount of foods and beverages with added sugars you and your kids eat and drink this summer. Make a challenge this summer to not buy them or not to buy them as often. Sweet treats and drinks have a lot of calories and very … [Read more...]

A Matter of Balance: Program to address concerns of falling

Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentHave you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls”is a … [Read more...]

Quail populations, habitat the topic of May 7 gathering

A Bob White quail photographed by Jay Stine on the Stine Ranch at Benvanue and featured on the cover of the 2014 Clay County Outdoors magazine. The decline in quail populations will be the topic of discussion at an event set for May 7.

Missy HodginAgriLife Extension AgentThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Clay County along with UNT Quail will conduct a Quail Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 7 at Jeff Fitts’ barn in Henrietta. The purpose of the program is to bring … [Read more...]

Hello Neighbor tour visits northeast Clay County

During the Hello Neighbor tour of Clay County Precinct 1, Andy Harding of Byers put on display his collection of orchids. Participants also visited River Bluff Lodge and inspected rain water collection systems at the home of Chris and Dee Ann Littlefield.

Missy HodginAgriLife Extension AgentRecently 50 residents and history buffs of Clay County toured Precinct 1 for the annual Hello Neighbor Tour hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Clay County and the Clay County Leadership Advisory Board. On the … [Read more...]

Tips to keep you healthy at the store

Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentKeeping healthy isn't only about eating more fruits and vegetables, cutting back on salt and sugar, switching to whole grains and exercising for at least 30-60 minutes a day. Translating those broad messages into daily diet and exercise … [Read more...]

Knowing the problem is key to keeping drought-stressed trees

By Missy HodginAgriLife Extension AgentMany calls have come into the extension office about trees dying in home landscapes, particularly oaks.  Many of the callers here lately think that wood-boring insects are the culprit for the dying trees.  But more often than not … [Read more...]

Tuesday program to offer meal preparation tips for slow cookers

By Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentDo you remember when you were younger and coming home to the smell of a home-cooked meal? Was it cooked in a slower cooker? Slow cookers are a great way to prepare food and can be used throughout the year. Using a slower cooker saves … [Read more...]