VIDEO: Master Gardener Harvest Garden groundbreaking

The Henderson County Master Gardeners held a groundbreaking Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Fairpark Complex in Athens for their Harvest Garden.

“This is (the result of) many months of planning and designing,” said Extension Agent Spencer Perkins.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Wade McKinney said, “In early 2000, the Court, with the cooperation of the park board, moved to buy this 40-acre property in the hopes of supporting the facility and also to offer something more to the community. We are so glad to see this project come in ….”

AgriLife Extension Service to offer diabetes vlasses for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Press release

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Henderson County and UT Health – Athens have partnered to offer a comprehensive diabetes education series called, Do Well Be Well with Diabetes. The five-session series will be held on Thursdays beginning May 3 from 2-4 pm and continue through May 31st. Each class session will be held at UT Health – Athens’ Bush Board Room located on the first floor of the hospital.

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Wildlife Committee officers installed

Pictured from left are: Dan Sexton – Retiring Wildlife Committee Chairman; Jason Dalrymple – Incoming Wildlife Committee Chariman; Mandy Johnson – Retiring Wildlife Committee Member. (Courtesy photo)

By Spencer Perkins/County Extension Agent

The Henderson County Wildlife Committee started 2018 off with its annual installation and awards banquet held on January 23. Jason Dalrymple of Athens was installed as the 2018 Chairman of the 12-member committee. He will oversee the activities of the county-wide committee as they work towards developing educational programs designed to bring about solutions to problems common to the land managers and sportsmen.

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4-H youth represents county on a national level

By Kate Pittack/Extension 4-H Agent

We have a lot to be proud of in the Henderson County 4-H program. In addition to having our youth compete and take part in projects on the county level, we also have members who represent us at the State and even National level.

In the past three years, we’ve had at least one of our members be eligible to compete on Team Texas at the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition which is held in Grand Island, Nebraska during the month of June.

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Spencer Perkins named new County AgriLife Agriculture Agent

(Watch video we streamed live from Commissioners Court as Spencer Perkins becomes the county’s new AgriLife Agriculture Agent.)

Staff reports

Henderson County has a new AgriLife Agriculture Agent after Commissioners Court approved the hiring of Spencer Perkins Tuesday morning.

“I am pleased to have Spencer join our County Extension Family in Henderon County. He will be a great asset to the county and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,” said Shelia Lewis, District Extension Administrator. “I feel certain he will do an excellent job because of his enthusiasm for providing quality, educational programs and working with the public.”

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