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Connecting Agriculture and Health – From the Ground Up Conference

January 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Doors open at 8:30am

Conference begins at 8:50am

Conference ends at 4:00pm

Registration fee is $50 ($25 for full-time students)

Lunch is included


Attendees must pre-register by January 3, 2024 at the following link:






Contact:  Amy O’Brien-Glenn – Texas AgriLife Extension Service

  amy.obrien-glenn@ag.tamu.edu    254-629-2222              


November 27, 2023, Eastland County, TX –

Connecting Agriculture and Health – From the Ground Up conference set for January 10, 2024 in Waco.

The Connecting Agriculture and Health – From the Ground Up conference will be held in conjunction with the Blackland Income Growth Conference on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. The conference will be held at the Extraco Events Center – Base located at 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 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 provide individuals with factual and reliable information so they can make informed decisions regarding health and nutrition for their families.

The conference will begin at 8:50 am (doors open at 8:30 am) and conclude at 4:00 pm. Cost for the conference is $50 and $25 for full-time students. Please pre-register by January 3, 2024. Pre-registration is available online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/adch-ev-003. A catered luncheon is included in the registration.

Application has been made for 5 continuing education contact hours to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., and 5 hours of clinical professional education to the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Teachers will be provided with 5 hours of CPE credit and others may request a  general certificate for 5 clock hours of education.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Get a Taste for Reducing Food Waste: How making small changes in how we manage our food can reduce food waste in the home, Jenna Anding, Ph.D., RDN, LD – Professor and Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Impact and Lessons Learned from Produce Prescription Interventions in Dallas, Lexi MacMillan Uribe, Ph.D., RDN – Assistant Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture
  • Facts About GMO’s, Jourdan Bell, Ph.D. – Associate Professor and Agronomist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Service
  • Texas Agriculture Matters! How the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Food & Nutrition Division supports a healthy Texas, Melinda Nguyen, MS, RDN, LD – Senior Nutrition Specialist, Food and Nutrition Division, Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Panel Discussion: Community Gardening and Outdoor Learning to Enhance Vegetable Preference and Consumption, Susan Fogleman, MS, RDN, Master Gardener, Heather Simpson, Extension Agent – Better Living for Texans, April Strickland, Extension Agent – Better Living for Texans, Texas AgriLife Extension Service


For more information contact your County Extension Office at 254-629-2222.


January 10
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Extraco Events Center
4601 Bosque Blvd
Waco, TX United States
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