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AgriLife Offering Virtual Diabetes Class

September 24, 2020 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Shelby, Harrison and Rusk County have partnered to offer a comprehensive diabetes education series called, “Do Well Be Well with Diabetes.”

The five-session series will provide participants with the latest information on managing diabetes by focusing on “how food affects blood glucose,” “eating the right number of carbohydrates,” “going beyond the diet and physical activity: improving blood glucose control with medication,” and “celebrating diabetes control and avoiding complications.”

Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Certification Training Opportunity

September 2, 2020 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering a great opportunity for those interested in 4-H Shooting Sports. 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Certification Training will be held September 19 and 20, 2020 at the incredible Hawkeye Hunting Club facility here in Shelby County. This is a rare opportunity to receive statewide certification here in our local area. Please contact the County Extension office at 936-598-7744 with questions or information on how to sign up.

New Report Helps Agricultural Producers Navigate Federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 28, 2020 - On May 19, 2020, USDA released details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP’s $19 billion package contains two primary components. First, USDA will partner with regional and local distributers to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat and provide those commodities to those in need. The bulk of the program is designed to provide $16 billion in direct support to farmers and ranchers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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