Happy New Year From Your County Extension Staff

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By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Local community Overall health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected]

As we ponder the occasions of 2022, there are numerous superior factors that took spot, along with some not-so-great, but by-golly, we built it!  I pray for a good start off to 2023 and that you will look up from the place your support comes.  As I wrap up my columns for 2022, I’ll conclude with a last plan summary – the 6th in a collection!

4-H & Youth Improvement – Relatives & Local community Wellness


The Texas 4-H Youth Development Application exposes 4-H users to the academic self-discipline of household and local community wellbeing (FCH) and helps youth attain worthwhile competencies and awareness which they can utilize to day-to-day daily life – assignments these as apparel and textiles, meals and nourishment, customer schooling, overall health, management, community service, and protection.  One of the best 4-H jobs in Hopkins County is Foodstuff & Nourishment.  During workshops, contests, and other capabilities, 4-H users are given leadership and community support options.

Reaction and Results

3 Hopkins County 4-H’ers served as Healthier Texas youth Ambassadors, which signifies they participated in instruction on several matters and agreed to give back company to the community.  A person was lively in community provider jobs, 4-H contests, served on district and condition 4-H council, participated in leadership activities, and will quickly be taking part in the Wester National 4-H Manner Display.  This particular person delivered 95 hours of services.  A second HTYA contributes a weekly column to the Sulphur Springs Information Telegram and has assisted with a county Extension Leadership occasion.

  1. Workshops executed in 2022 incorporated “Sewing Entertaining Day”
    • 27 youth and 6 volunteers participated
    • Presented the option for 4-H members to develop adore bug pillows
    • Stations bundled: assortment of materials, chopping stations, ironing stations.
    • Members have been in a position to hold what they sewed.  All components have been provided, and eight stitching devices had been offered for the 4-H’ers to use.
  1. Food items Exciting Working day consisted of “Grilling 101”. 
    • 21 youth and 4 volunteers participated
    • Many youth also participated in the Rib-eye Roundup as a consequence of attending
    • presented the opportunity for individuals to discover how to cook dinner steaks on a grill
    • 8 operate stations were established up with grills, charcoal, utensils, seasonings
    • All steaks furnished by NETBIO
    • Individuals ended up in a position to take pleasure in their steaks with sides supplied by Extension.
  1. Products Generate
    • Month-extensive group-broad assortment sponsored by 4-H Council
    • 75 goods have been collected for the Sulphur Springs Center Faculty Communities in Educational facilities
  2. Souper Bowl of Caring
    • Gathered over 500 pounds of food for NE Texas Foods Lender
  1. 4-H Job Tour Day bundled tours of:
    • Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport (aeronautics/STEM),
    • Animal Shelter (Dog/companion animal),
    • Municipal Water Treatment Plant (purely natural assets/STEM)
    • 19 youth attended the tour

In addition to these, Cumby ISD is taking part in Edu-Country and the Rural College Results Initiative.  They acquire assist and direction from the point out 4-H headquarters.  4-H is the premier youth firm in the country for good reason.  We contact lots of features of lifetime together with spouse and children & Neighborhood overall health,  agriculture, leadership, images, general public speaking, community services, communications, and a lot additional.

Closing Assumed

Permit your gentle glow ahead of other individuals. – Matthew 5:16

Call Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Spouse and children & Group Wellness Agent, at the Hopkins County Office environment, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 and [email protected]

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