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Jessica Kimbro: Denton County Youth Fair & Rodeo coming in March
The youth fair is a 69-year-old tradition for Future Farmers of America (FFA), 4-H and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members. The participants range from elementary students to seniors in high school. The youth fair is a chance for these students to show off their hard work and dedication.
Kathryn Wells: Now is the time to start planting fruit and nut trees
Jessica Kimbro: 4-H STEM — charging stations for today's youth
Courtney Davis: Women need to take steps to not overlook their health
According to the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, "Diabetes is associated with heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure ... and the risk of death due to heart disease and stroke is twice as high for diabetics compared to those without diabetes ... ". -- Another concern for women's health is osteoporosis, a common bone disease, weakens bones and in turn increases risks of sudden and unexpected fractures.
Courtney Davis: Prepared meals are good way to eat healthier
January is National Sunday Supper Month, and it is a great way to start thinking about making at least one tasty and balanced meal each week and sitting down to enjoy it together as a family. You might even be surprised at how easy creating nutritious meals for your family can be.
Courtney Davis: Local AgriLife Extension Service offers programs to help improve one's health
In 2018, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Denton County will be hosting a number of wellness programs specifically targeting worksites.
Jessica Kimbro: Students can gain experience by joining Denton County 4-H's North Texas Vet Science Club
It's a little known secret that Denton County has one of the fastest growing organizations to offer youth. We are speaking about Denton County 4-H's North Texas Vet Science Club. The club has been in existence for seven years and continues to blossom and grow.
Jessica Kimbro: Learning to lead through 4-H
Every child has the potential to be a true leader. Yet, young people today say they lack the opportunities that prepare them with the skills to lead.
Assistance available to agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program
Through CSP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018.