We provide training, publications, apps and programs to bring Texans the latest research in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences.

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Improving Texans’ lives through education

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices.

For over 100 years, the agency has improved lives across Texas by delivering innovative science-based solutions and education at the intersection of health, agriculture and environment in communities across the state.

Today, we continue the legacy of service, bringing together traditional outreach and modernized tools to reach Texans right where they are.

  • 250
    Offices serving all 254 counties in Texas
  • 20.8M
    Annual direct teaching contacts
  • 78,051
    Volunteers giving 3.2 million hours of service
  • 381,935
    Texas 4-H participants

Strengthen Texas With Us

We want to reach every Texan, and we invite you to join us. Whether you’re engaging with one of our programs, volunteering within your community or giving financially, there’s a way to help us extend knowledge and solutions to each and every resident of Texas.

Extending Across Texas

Our network of professional educators, volunteers and scientists stand ready to serve all Texans right where they are, adapting to meet the needs of the citizens and the land.

With a presence in every county, our local teams are built from the very communities they serve. This grassroots structure guarantees you will be able to contact someone from our agency that is intimately familiar with the everyday solutions and emerging needs specific to your locality.

Anchored by our twelve districts, we have offices and research centers located across the state that are completely dedicated to proactively problem-solving the unique challenges faced by every region of Texas.

Dr. Rick Avery

At the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, we have a universal understanding that Texas is filled with the most inspiring people, businesses and communities.”

Rick Avery, Ph.D., Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


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