School IPM Professionals: nominate this year’s Healthy Kids Hero

Attention:  Science educators, STEM advocates, professionals in public health, school health, environmental health, facilities management, IAQ, IPM, health and safety, lab safety, school security, emergency and risk management, asthma educators, first responders, school administrators, nurses, advocates, parents and students.

Do you know someone whose sense of responsibility, inspirational leadership, and exemplary persistence and courage protects children from school hazards and unhealthy school conditions?

Send your hero’s story, name, and email/phone # by January 10, 2016 toellie.goldberg@healthy-kids.info Continue reading

New AgriLife Extension educational program aimed at crop consultants

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife

The first Texas A&M AgriLife High Plains Crop Consultant Appreciation Breakfast will be Dec. 3 during the annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show at the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo.

This crop consultant program, set from 7:30-11 a.m., is joining the lineup of educational events hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service during the three-day farm show. Ranching 4 Tomorrow will be from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 1 and Seeking Solutions to Profitability with Small Grains will be from 1-5:40 p.m. Dec. 2. Continue reading