Small Steps to Wellness Challenge


Are you interested in maintaining your weight or even losing a few pounds this spring? Could you use some encouragement and guidance but don’t have time to attend classes? How about some tips to help you manage your finances better?

If so, give our Small Steps to Wellness challenge a try. Research has shown that the same skills are needed to manage both your health and your money.

“Small Steps to Wellness” is an on-line challenge designed to help adult participants get fit by encouraging regular physical activity, nutrition, and wellness activities; and also to save money, and reduce impulse spending. Participants will receive e-communications several times a week containing nutrition, health and fitness tips, and tasty recipes. They will also receive useful financial information to help them save money. Participants will also have access to supplemental information available on Facebook. There will be weekly prizes available to participants.

You can sign up below. There is no cost to participate and your information will not be shared.

Once you register, you will be enrolled and begin receiving e-communications starting the week of April 7, 2014. Participants only need to have an email address.

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2 CEU’s Available at Summer Grass Clinic

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2 CEU’s for Private Pesticide Applicators will be available to participants at the Summer Grass Establishment Clinic being held on April 3, 2014 in Sherman. For more information about this clinic, visit the events section of our website or contact Chuck Jones, CEA-AG in Grayson County at (903)813-4202.

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Too Busy to Cook?

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Too Busy to Cook? Cooking with Friends takes the guesswork out of your daily dinner dilemma. This program is designed to help and provide you with ready to cook freezer main dishes that you prepare in advance so that all you have to do is heat it up! The class has been scheduled for April 10th from 6 to 9 pm at the Downard-Fairplains Community Center ( about 7 miles South of Gainesville on old Denton Road). The cost of this class is $15 which includes recipes, handouts, and 4 freezer ready meals for a family of 4. It also will include some common ingredients in the recipes. Participants will be responsible for bringing other food ingredients and containers. Class space will be limited, but more classes will be scheduled if there is a need.

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2014 Tri-County Farmer and Rancher Symposium to be held in Gainesville February 20


The 2014 Tri-County Farmer and Rancher Symposium will be held at the Gainesville Civic Center on February 20th. 5 CEU’s will be available and the cost is $25. For more information click here. Registration is required by February 17th.

4-H Livestock Show Information Added

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Rules and entry forms for the 4-H Livestock Show has been added. To view or download this information click on the 4-H Tab above.

Registration open for Teen Retreat at the Texas 4-H Center


Join us for our annual Teen Retreat at the Texas 4-H Conference Center January 10-12, 2014. We have a weekend full of fun and exciting activities planned just for you. This years event will include dancing, entomology, consumer decision making, fashion and the wildlife habitat education program.
For our community service project this year we are collecting gift cards for Cody Hill, Ag agent in Borden county and Ashley Piercy, FCS agent in Scurry county. They both recently lost their homes to fire and we want to help them as they have given so much to the 4-H program over the years.

To register for Teen Retreat please visit the 4-H Center website:
Click on the “Register Now” link. Registration is $115 for youth & $80 for adults
Each county is responsible for providing adult chaperones

4-H December/January Newsletter.

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The 4H newsletter for December and January is posted under the 4H newsletter section. Please refer to the newsletter for all the latest news regarding 4-H. You can find it by going to the 4H tab above and then clicking on newsletters.

County 4-H Food Show

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The Cooke County 4-H Food Show will take place on Friday, January 3rd at the CEO or the County Extension Office. Check-in will begin at 9 am, with interviews beginning at 9:30. Paperwork or the entry form with recipe, are due in the CEO by 5pm on Monday, December 30th. The winner of each class per age division will have the opportunity to compete at the District food show on Saturday, February 8th, 2014, at TAMU-Commerce.

You can find more information by going to the 4-H Header above and going to Food Show

Do Well Be Well with Diabetes starts on October 30


Do Well Be Well with Diabetes will be starting on October 30 at 2 pm at the Stanford House located at 401 W. Garnett Street in Gainesville.  Classes will also be held on November 6, 13, and 20, 2013.  This class is a 4 week series of classes that focuses on diabetes self-management and nutrition.  Participants will receive research based information based on the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care.  Participants will also receive recipes and take home resources that will help them successfully manage their diabetes.  For more information contact Angel Neu at (940)668-5412 or email adneu@tamu. edu


4H Food Project Leader Training on Monday October 7

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There will be a 4-H Food and Nutrition project leader training on Monday October 7th at 6:00 PM at the Extension Office.  If you are planning on leading a food project in your 4-H club then you should plan to attend.