Research-based knowledge and scientifically-proven practices are fundamental to educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Behind every program, we have lots of information and learning tools. Here’s some of our good stuff:
AgriLife Extension Bookstore
Download or order free or low-cost publications that help people improve their lives, businesses and communities.
AgriLife Extension Online Courses
Browse affordable online courses that are convenient and self-paced. Courses include: Rainwater Harvesting, Septic System Maintenance and more.
Smart phones, tablets and small net-book computers have become devices that people commonly use for information and record-keeping. The saying goes, “There is an app for that,” and it seems as if we discover the need for an “app” every day. View a list of apps apps developed by Texas A&M AgriLife and other state Extension and university sources, as well as industry and other author sources.
Agricultural Economics Calculators
Spreadsheets include: Cash Flow Projection for Operating Loan Determination, Drought Management of Beef Cows, Bid Price for Beef Cows Including Financing Implications and more.
Ask an Expert
Ask an Expert is a site where you can get expert answers and help from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists, as well as, Cooperative Extension/University staff and volunteers from across the United States.
Aquaculture, Fisheries & Pond Management
Browse a one-stop-shop for all the fish and pond information you will need, or ever wanted to know, on topics ranging from aeration to water quality.
Aquaplant is designed to help pond owners and their advisers in the identification and management of aquatic vegetation.
Bexar County Entomology
Questions about insects, spiders, scorpions or other creepy crawlers? Tune into this blog to learn about what’s buggin’ you!
Coping with Feral Hogs
Provides information to landowners and the general public on feral hog control, damage, diseases and hunting tips.
Crop Variety Testing Information
View variety trials, yield results, disease information, insect profiles and more for different types of crops.
Dallas & North Texas
Watch videos from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. Water conservation, horticulture and more topics are covered.
Disaster Education Network
Provides credible and reliable information related to disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery. View hundreds of resources including fact sheets, videos and eBooks.
El Paso County Bugs
A collection of photographs of insects, spiders, and other local arthropods that can be viewed as a taxonomic list that opens into images or as thumbnails that open into larger pictures.
Online courses and programs for professionals seeking to fulfill state-mandated requirements and for everyday people interested in learning more about a variety of topics. Course categories include: Child Care, CTE Teachers, Food Safety, Food and Nutrition, Local Government and more.
Earth-Kind Landscaping uses research-proven techniques to provide maximum garden and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting the environment.
Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool
The 2014 Farm Bill Decision Aid Tool is an online educational tool that assists crop producers and landowners with sign-up decisions for the new farm programs.
Farm Policy Minute
Agricultural Policy Specialist Dr. Joe Outlaw and colleagues from the Agricultural and Food Policy Center provide brief weekly updates on current agricultural policy issues.
The Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project finds effective methods to eliminate this invasive species as a major economic and medical pest.
Focus on Entomology
Published in West Texas for West Texans since 1961, a newsletter of agricultural entomology on the Southern High Plains of Texas from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.
Fruit & Nut Resources
Learn more about growing apples, avocados, peaches, walnuts, wine grapes and more.
Gardening with Skip
Short, informational videos that cover all aspects of gardening and landscaping in Texas.
Grandparents Raising Grandkids
Grandparents often must make numerous changes in their daily routines and lifestyles when raising their grandchildren.
Grow Green Central Texas Gardening
Grow Green is a gardening education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices. It addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, and an Integrated Pest Management philosophy, which encourages the least-toxic way to address pest issues.
Health Fair Planning Guide
Provides information for planning, implementing, and evaluating a health fair.
Insects in the City
Whether it’s termites or fire ants, white grubs or aphids…if it’s an insect pest, we’ll try to provide you with the best in science-based, pest management solutions.
Insect Pest Management Answers
We are located throughout the State and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests, and pests that are threats to human health.
In December 2012, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service started to stream Internet TV content from AgSmart.tv to consumers using the Roku streaming player. The channel categories include: AgriLife Today, Animal Science, Dinner Tonight!, Horticulture, 4H & Youth, Meat Science, Rangeland Management, Soil & Crop Sciences, Water and Wildlife & Fisheries.
Livestock / Veterinary Entomology
Evaluation and understanding of ectoparasites that bite and feed on livestock and companion animals, thus affecting the thriftiness, behavior, and lifestyle of the animals.
On-site Sewage Facilities and Septic Systems
Provide information on the technologies available for managing waste water so people can make informed decisions when selecting, operating, and maintaining their onsite waste water treatment system.
Browse archived result demonstrations from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service by Regions of Texas or by Categories such as corn, cotton, beef cattle, rangeland pasture management and more.
Browse information about rainwater harvesting basics (including videos), upcoming events and programs, and locations where you can see a rainwater harvesting demonstration site in person.
Social Media Accounts
Connect with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a program, a specialist or a topic area. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and more.
Texas Evapotranspiration Network
Contains weather information, current and average evapotranspiration data, and irrigation watering recommendations.
Texas Insect Identification: Find Your Insect or Submit a Photo for Identification
A field guide to common insects found in the Texas High Plains.
Texas Insects Field Guide
A field guide to common Texas insects with pictures.
Texas Master Beekeeper Program
Beekeeper training and certification program provided by the Texas Apiary Inspection Service in association with the Texas Beekeepers Association, Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab and AgriLife Extension.
Texas Winegrape Network
A comprehensive information resource for grape growers and wine makers in Texas.
The Vineyard DoctorTM is an interactive tool to assist with diagnosis of grapevine problems.
This online course teaches the basics of growing tomatoes in your garden.
Tree Care Kit eBook
Learn how to improve urban tree health, position urban trees to better withstand severe weather (hurricane, ice storms, drought), and minimize damage and loss of not only the beloved trees, but also surrounding structures (homes, vehicles, power lines, etc.) — Be Tree Wise. Protect Life and Limbs.
Vegetables & Gardening
View fact sheets and information about easy vegetables to grow and more.
Walk Across Texas!
Walk Across Texas! is a FREE, 8 week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity.
Water Wells in Texas
The Texas Well Owner Network program informs private well owners about potential pollutant sources and what steps can be taken to lessen potential impacts from pollution sources.
Water Education Network
View hundreds of resources, programs and information related to water conservation, water management, irrigation and water quality.
Worksite Wellness Guidebook (pdf)
Working Well is a “how-to” guidebook to plan, implement, and evaluate a worksite wellness program.