Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Through the application of science‐based knowledge, we create high‐quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides programs, tools, and resources that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practices, protect the environment, strengthen our communities, and enrich youth. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service was formally established in 1915 after the 1914 passing of the Smith‐Lever Act and in conjunction with Texas A&M University.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management. AgriLife Extension demonstrates the latest technology and best practices to improve the state’s food and fiber system, which serves all Texas consumers and contributes nine percent of the gross domestic product. Texas 4‐H, our primary youth program, engages some 600,000 youth every year in learning projects, leadership development, and community service.

Learn more: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Who We Are