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Don’t Leave Children Unattended in Parked Vehicles

“Temperatures in parked vehicles rise very quickly, and a child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s, so the combination can be deadly. In hot weather, the temperature inside a vehicle can increase by almost 20 degrees in a mere 10 minutes.” Children’s bodies heat up faster than adults, making them even more vulnerable to heatstroke, even if exterior temperatures are not excessively hot. Read below for more shocking facts about heatstroke. View full article at AgriLife Today.  

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Today is the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Texas ranks second in the nation in reports of human trafficking and an estimated 300,000 victims entered the state in 2016. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is working to end human trafficking for good. Full article available at AgriLife Today.

4-H Shooting Sports

Welcome to our Young County 4-H Shooting Sports Project! We’re excited that you are interested in participating in one or more of our shooting sports disciplines. We currently offer the following disciplines with the help of our amazing coaches who volunteer their time and expertise. ARCHERY RIFLE SHOTGUN  WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Registered 4-H members (Must be in the 3rd grade and 8 years of age by August 31st.) Annual 4-H membership is September 1-August 31. REGISTRATION opens up on August 15, 2020 for past 4-H members. New 4-H… Read More →

Water Safety

Keep kids water safe as they return to recreational spots!   Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional and preventable death in children ages 1 to 4. That being said, the risk of drowning never goes away, regardless of age. As temperatures hit triple digits across Texas, Texas A&M AgriLife experts encourage everyone to remember basic water safety. See below for some simple reminders. Full article available at AgriLife Today

Mosquito Awareness Week

  This week is National Mosquito Week! Did you know mosquitoes kill more people worldwide than any other creature? Reviewing some key facts about mosquitos and explaining what you need to do to stay free of those potentially dangerous pests, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinary entomologist tells all. Full article available at AgriLife Today.


The health of Texans is of utmost importance to Texas A&M AgriLife. The state of COVID-19 evolves daily and it is important that you make informed decisions based on facts, not fear. Access the most up-to-date information from AgriLife Extension at We will continue to update this page as more information arises. Other websites to monitor for information: CDC: DSHS:

2020 Young County Fair Rules & Guidelines

2020 Young County Fair, Official Rules & Guidelines

2020 Young County Pound Cake Contest Rules & Guidelines

2020 Young County Pound Cake Contest, Official Rules & Guidelines

From the Ground Up- Connecting Agriculture and Health Conference

From the Ground Up – Connecting Agriculture and Health conference set for January 14, 2020 in Waco. The From the Ground Up – Connecting Agriculture and Health conference will be held in conjunction with the Blackland Income Growth Conference on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The conference will be held at the Waco Convention Center located at 100 Washington Avenue in Waco and is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “Conference topics will relate to agriculture and health. The focus of the conference is to help those working… Read More →

Texas Oklahoma Fair-Food Challenge Showcase

For more information please click the following link: TO Fair Food Challenge Entry TO Food-Challenge