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AgriLife Extension agents speak with commissioners

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agents and 4-H coordinators Penny Berend and Justin Rogers were on hand during the Commissioner’s Court meeting on Monday, May 13, to discuss recent and upcoming programs and projects.

Rogers said the Hay Day program the organization held on April 30 was successful.

“We had a really good program on the 30th of April, it was the largest ag producer program we have had since I have been here,” Rogers said. “We had 65 people at our annual Hay Day program and we sponsored it along with the Farm Bureau and Farmers Milling.”

Berend discussed how her first six months back on the job have been.

“The last time we were in Commissioner’s Court with y’all , I was three months in which I had been in the position before,” Berend said. “(…) But, you have to reestablish a lot of partnerships and sponsorships and getting back out in the community and a lot of faces have changed in all of these organizations. It’s all been a shift in the last five years. I’m really moving in getting partnerships.”

She also talked to the commissioners about some of the programs she organizes including food handlers, food protection management, childcare conference, a fresh start to a healthier you and Walk Across Texas.

Berend said the 4-H program has been busy as well with food nutrition, fashion material, shooting sports, livestock judging and agriculture and grass identification projects ongoing during the spring.

For the rest of the story, see the Saturday, May 18 edition of The Graham Leader.

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