Don’t bet the farm just yet…advice for curious growers from Texas A&M AgriLife Hemp Team

Don’t bet the farm just yet…advice for curious growers from Texas A&M AgriLife Hemp Team

SAN ANGELO, TX — Texas farmers soon will be able to legally plant fields of hemp for the first time since the 1930s. Much has changed since then, but one thing hasn’t: Texas farmers can count on Texas A&M AgriLife for practical information and expert insight. The Texas A&M AgriLife Hemp Team traveled across the […]

Rockwall County Master Gardeners to host garden education classes

Rockwall County Master Gardeners to host garden education classes

  (ROCKWALL, TX) The Rockwall County Master Gardener Association will host a series of gardening education classes, covering vegetable gardening, bees, and effective watering (see descriptions below). Cost for all classes is $15 and will be held at the Rockwall County Extension Office, located at 915 Whitmore Ste. B, Rockwall, TX 75087. Call 972-204-7660 for registration […]

November’s National Diabetes Month focuses on Heart Disease

November’s National Diabetes Month focuses on Heart Disease

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 6, 2019) November is National Diabetes Month; and this year the National Institutes for Health is highlighting the link between diabetes and heart disease.  According the NIH, when blood sugar is high and moving through blood vessels, the heart can be damaged, leading to heart disease. “We think of diabetes as […]

Genetic Testing Scam Targets Seniors, Stay Safe Program Set for Oct. 9

FREE Stay Safe & Pass It On educational program set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 in the Rockwall County Library Community Room Hosted by Rockwall County Library,  Texas Senior Medical Patrol & Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 24, 2019) Across the nation – including in the state of Texas – genetic testing […]

Rockwall County 4-H Celebrates New Year with Kick-Off Event    

Rockwall County 4-H Celebrates New Year with Kick-Off Event    

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 30, 2019) Rockwall County 4-H is planning a Kick Off event for the new 4-H year from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7.  This year’s event will be held on Courthouse Plaza – on the east side of the Historic Rockwall County Courthouse located at 101 East Rusk Street.  Rockwall County […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Living With Asthma

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Living With Asthma

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 29, 2019) According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 1.5 million people in Texas are affected by asthma. However, this number does not include those who have the disease and have not yet been diagnosed. Asthma is a disease that causes the airways of the lungs to tighten and […]

Stay Well In Flu Season: Message from A&M AgriLife Extension, Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 15, 2019) According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season was the first season to be classified as high severity, hospitalizing 30,453 people and taking the lives of 185 children. On January 8, 2019, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported the first and second flu-related deaths […]