Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Walk Across Texas! Adult – Diabetes Edition program kickoff set for September 8th, 2021 in Fort Bend County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Fort Bend County will host a Walk Across Texas! Adult – Diabetes Edition program from September 8th – November 2nd, 2021. The Walk Across Texas! Adult program is a FREE, eight‐week online program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Since 1996, thousands of Texans have participated in the Walk Across Texas! Adult program.  WAT is designed to help Texans be more active using a team-based approach. Up to […]

Preserving the Bounty: Virtual Workshops

Gardens overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes and bright green pepper…orchards filled with sweet, juicy peaches…farmers’ markets piled high with fresh produce…it is so easy to preserve. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Family and Community Health in Fort Bend County will host “Preserving the Bounty: Virtual Workshops.” Workshops on Salsa and Relish, Pickling and Pressure Canning, Tomatoes, Freezing and Drying, and Jams and Jellies are available. The workshops are available online and you can complete them […]

Need help with your garden?

Landscape Success, an online series, will present “Choosing the Right Plants for the Right Place” on May 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. The free monthly classes are offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County Master Gardeners (FBMG) and Fort Bend County Libraries. (FBCL)  Register for the class at https://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/…/landscape-success…. Class presenters will be Master Gardeners Suma Mudan, co-organizer of the monthly series, and Peggy d’Hemecourt, Advanced Master Gardener: Earth-Kind® Landscaping. Planting the right plant in the right place can save you […]

Grow Your Own Series Starts April 17th!

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County, along with the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners, are teaming up again to help residents create an edible garden at home through a series of six classes.  Online classes are taught April – October; choose individual classes at $15 per class or enroll in the entire series for $60, a 33% savings.   To ensure enrollment confirmation, full series registrations are due by April 14th.  Individual class […]

5 Ways to Prepare for Holiday Gatherings

Living with prediabetes or diabetes can sometimes result in wondering what to do with food at gatherings around this time of year.  Should you enjoy in bliss or restrict yourself? Well, it can be a happy balance between these options.  The holidays should be a time we can feel confident in our choices but enjoy our time together.  The tips below can help you prepare for events that come your way! Remember to enjoy the […]

Garden with Confidence: Shade Gardening

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County and Fort Bend Master Gardeners present Garden with Confidence: Shade Gardening. Participants will receive information about plants that thrive in the shade and how and when to plant them. A place under the oak tree or that shady corner can be changed into an area that will brighten your garden with the right plants. The class will be held on June 24, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. […]

Fort Bend 4-H Summer Robotics Classes

Plug into the world of 4-H Robotics & connect with future 4-H club members. Fort Bend 4-H will be holding three introductory robotics classes this summer at various Fort Bend County libraries. The classes are FREE and open to Fort Bend County youth in 3rd-8th grade. Youth will use Lego EV3 kits to explore constructing and programming simple robots. Just choose the class nearest you and reserve your spot online at agrilife.org/ftbend4h. A maximum of […]

Pond Management Program

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Office in Fort Bend County will conduct a series of small acreage management programs and workshops starting in May. These workshops will each have different subject-matter material, but all are geared toward small acreage and new landowners. However, you do not have to be a small acreage landowner to attend. Anyone is welcome. The first workshop, “Pond Management: Site Selection, Design, and Fish and Plant Management”, will be held […]

“Preserving the Bounty: Tomatoes”

  “Gardens overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes and bright green pepper…orchards filled with sweet, juicy peaches…farmers’ markets piled high with fresh produce…it is so easy to preserve.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences in Fort Bend County will host “Preserving the Bounty: Tomatoes”, a workshop event on Wednesday, April 19 at the Extension office Annex located at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg.  Food preservation techniques will include a demonstration water bath canning […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Offers Food Handlers Course

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” were revised and updated October 11, 2015. A major change in the revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 16, 2016. A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands is scheduled for […]