Economic Impact Briefs

To help assess the effectiveness of Extension education, our agency formally analyzes selected, representative programs and activities to determine their economic impact.  The following pages provide insight into the value of particular programming efforts.

production agriculture

health and safety




workforce development

Natural Resources

Wildlife Services

Food and Fiber System’s Contribution to the Texas Economy

Production agriculture in Texas is third among all states in cash receipts and is one component of the larger food and fiber system that serves Texas’ 26.4 million consumers as well as millions of consumers beyond the state. Recent data shows the food and fiber system in Texas contributed $120 billion to the state’s economy. Extension Economists have developed a report titled “The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture’s Contribution to the Texas Economy.” The report is updated annually.

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