Working hand-in-hand with its Texas A&M System partners, the state legislature, and the communities it serves,
the mission of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service to serve Texans through community-based education has remained
unchanged for almost a century.
With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices, 616 Extension agents, and 343 subject-matter specialists, the
expertise provided by AgriLife Extension is available to every resident in every Texas county. But Extension specialists
are well-aware that a program offered in Dallas might not be relevant in the Rio Grande Valley. AgriLife Extension
custom-designs its programs to different areas of the state, significantly depending on residents for input and
The mission of AgriLife Extension is a seemingly simple one: improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities
across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education. Carrying out this mission, however, is a massive
undertaking.one that requires the commitment of each and every one of the agency's 1,900 employees. Through the
programs these employees provide, Texans are better prepared to:
- Eat well, stay healthy, manage money, and raise their children to be successful adults.
- Efficiently help themselves through preventing problems and using tools for economic stability and security.
- Improve stewardship of the environment and of the state's natural resources.
Today's AgriLife Extension is known for its leadership, dedication, expertise, responsiveness, and trustworthiness.
Texans turn to AgriLife Extension for solutions, and its agents and specialists respond not only with answers, but
with a significant return on investment to boost the Texas economy.