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Texas Agri-Life Newsletter

 
 
IMPROVING LIVES, IMPROVING COMAL COUNTY
 The mission of the AgriLife Extension Service is to improve the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education.
Today's AgriLife Extension is known for its leadership, dedication, expertise, responsiveness, and trustworthiness. Texans turn to AgriLife Extension for solutions, and its agents and specialists respond not only with answers, but with a significant return on investment to boost the Texas economy.
 
 
 
 
Our Hearts Are With Uvalde!
Thank you to a multitude of 4-H members, 4-H Leaders, Canyon Lake Pilot Club members and Comal County Master Wellness Volunteers for giving many hours of your time and support to the Uvalde Strong project. Because of your generosity an impressive 218 handmade hearts have been delivered to Uvalde to be placed around the city to remind the community residents that they are in our hearts.
 
 
Feral Hog Management
 
 
 
 
Date: August 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Office
210 E. Live Oak Street, Seguin, TX 78155
 
The online registration link is http://www.geronimocreek.org
 
Click Flyer for More Information
Landowner Management Workshop
 
 
Subject: Livestock Small Acreage
Date: August 10, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
 
Bring your lunch and learn something new! Join Jason Mangold from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as he lectures on Livestock Small Acreage for landowners in our area.
 
Register by calling Mammen Family Public Library at 830-438-4864.
  
 
Coping 2 Control
Living Positive with Diabetes
 
Save the Date!
 
August 31, September 7 & 14, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tye Preston Memorial Library
Canyon Lake, Texas
 
Coping to Control is a three-week course geared toward empowering and equipping individuals with type 2 diabetes to effectively deal with stress and negative emotions. Participants will be provided with tools and resources to develop healthy coping skills which are critical to address the emotional factors in their diabetes management.
Family members are also welcome to attend. 

To Register: Contact Tye Preston Memorial Library at 830-964-3744 or email jennifer@tpml.org
 
Click flyer for more information.
 
What's Cooking!
August 2022
 
Celebrate Kids Eat Right Month!
 
August What's Cooking recipes will be highlighting the Kids Eat Right theme. With school starting this month, healthful nutrition and active lifestyles for children and families will be important areas to focus on to enjoy a successful year.
 
Join our Facebook page for a new recipe each week
 
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Positive, Healthful Habits: August Is Kids Eat Right Month 
 
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans noted that some school-aged children are not eating enough of the recommended amounts of certain food groups. As a result, they may not be consuming the nutrients they need to support their growing bodies or engaging in the physical activity they need to stay healthy.
Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children’s nutrition and health, teaching kids about healthful foods, being a good role model and making sure physical activity is incorporated into each day.
 
August, which is Kids Eat Right Month™, is a great time to reevaluate your family’s eating and physical activity habits and take steps to make positive, healthful changes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging families to take the following steps:
 
Shop Smart. To encourage a healthful lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
 
Cook Healthy. Involve your child in the preparation of meals with age-appropriate tasks.
 
Eat Right. Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day’s experiences with one another. Family meals encourage healthful family relationships and good eating habits.
 
Healthful Habits. You can help kids form great, healthful habits by setting a good example.
 
Get Moving. Aside from being a great way to spend time together, regular physical activity is vital to strengthen muscle and bones, promote a healthy body weight, develop social skills and build self-esteem.
 
Get Talking. Eating right can sometimes be a challenge for kids, particularly if they are picky eaters, but experts say that a conversation can help. Talk to your children about the foods they enjoy and introduce them to new foods from a variety of cultures to expand all of your horizons.
 
Learn more at www.kidseatright.org or consult a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area.
 
 
Resource: Excerpt from https://eatrightpro.org
 
 
 
 
 
View gardening and landscaping publications, information and educational materials created by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists and experts. Click the link below!
https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/browse/featured-solutions/#gardening
 
Coming up in September...
 
 
Landowner Management Workshop
 
 
Subject: Fall Gardens
Date: September 14, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
 
Bring your lunch and learn something new! Join Jason Mangold from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and guest speakers as they hold workshops on Land Improvement. 
 
Register by calling Mammen Family Public Library at 830-438-4864.
 
 
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines and Restrictions
 
With the Governor’s mandate for no mask required, there have been some changes to our policies. Effective immediately:
 
1. No mask is required, but we encourage those who have not been vaccinated or those who do not feel “safe” to continue to wear a mask. 
2. COVID-19 form will need to be filled out for only overnight events and turned into the Extension office.
3. Visit with the office about capacity for the Extension Meeting/Conference room. 
4. Continue to have hand sanitizer available at meetings
5. Continue to sanitize tables and chairs
6. Wash Hands or use sanitizer when entering meetings
7. If you feel sick, please stay home. Ask about virtual meeting availability.
 
The health and safety of our Extension employees and the communities we serve remains our top priority. Please call the office at 830-620-3440 if you have any questions about office hours, scheduling, or programming.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
- Comal County
325 Resource Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78132
P. 830-620-3440
F. 830-620-3446
Email: comal-tx@tamu.edu
Website: http://comal.agrilife.org/
Ask a Master Gardener!
Do you have a garden/plant/tree question?
You may email our master gardeners at
askamastergardener@hotmail.com
with your question.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides equal opportunities in its programs and employment to all persons, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodation in order to participate in meetings are encouraged to contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 830-620-3440 five days prior to the event so that appropriate arrangements can be made. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating
 
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