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2023 National Equine Economic Impact Study

American Horse Council (AHC) is kicking off what could be one of the biggest studies in its more than 50 years with the 2023 National Economic Impact Study. More information and the 2023 Economic Impact Study can be found on the AHC website:

National Sleep Awareness Week

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Celebrates National Sleep Awareness Week, March 13- 19, 2022. Texas A&M Agrilife Extension recognizes National Sleep Awareness Week, encouraging quality sleep as a means of improving general health and well-being. Increasing focus is being paid to sleep, as a lack of it has been shown to contribute to weight gain and increase the risk of diseases, like heart disease and stroke. “With regard to our personal wellness, we often hear about the need for a good diet and an active lifestyle”, said Erica… Read More →

Save the Date: Leadership Advisory Board Meetings Announced for 2022

TAE4-HA Safety Day In Person Packet Young County Virtual Safety Day School Teacher’s Guide, 2021

Master of Memory Program

Join us as our District conducts a Master of Memory program. All are welcome to join. We hope to see you in January!

2021 Young County Junior Livestock Show Schedule

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