Panhandle Wildfire Relief Resources

Are you looking to help the residents of the Texas Panhandle who sustained losses due to recent wildfires?
Please visit this page for livestock supply points and information on how to make a monetary donation. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service thanks you for your support of Texans.

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Community Planning & Economic Development

We strive to strengthen a community’s individual ability to create and grow businesses, jobs, wealth and income. Our information and resources help communities develop goals, visions and strategic plans to help guide economic development and prosperity for their part of Texas.

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Many services and benefits older adults use can be affected by natural disasters and other emergencies. Here are some tips for re-establishing lost services. After a disaster, the Social Security Administration will move quickly to ensure that monthly payments get to beneficiaries and that other vital Social Security services are provided. This publication covers more […]

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A disaster can be stressful for many people and can lead to mental and emotional disruption. At the moment, stress may be "good," in that it helps people focus, respond, and react to what is going on around them. Although, prolonged stress after a disaster- commonly referred to as post-disaster stress-is bad for human physical, […]

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Citizen science, also known as community and participatory science, is a term used to describe the participation of volunteers or any non-professional in scientific research.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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The V.G. Young Institute of County Government, part of The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, provides continuing education for elected county officials across Texas.

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The AgriLife Extension Rural Student Success Initiative aims to increase the number of rural students enrolling in and completing a postsecondary certificate or degree program.

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Texas Friendly Instructors provide workshops that help your staff cultivate the most up to date hospitality habits and customer service skills.

Courses

Course

This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, open space preservation, green infrastructure, elevation, or buyout-related activities.

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This 2-course bundle provides students access to both courses in the Texas Citizen Planner Program at a discount. Each unit includes reading materials, case studies, and engaging instruction from planning leaders, practitioners, and researchers.

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Hear first-person perspectives about strategic approaches other Texas communities have used to link risk management with their ongoing community planning and vision. The art of good planning is about injecting long-term considerations into near-term actions.

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  • Publication

    A disaster can be stressful for many people and can lead to mental and emotional disruption. At the moment, stress may be "good," in that it helps people focus, respond, and react to what is going on around them. Although, prolonged stress after a disaster- commonly referred to as post-disaster stress-is bad for human physical, […]

  • Publication

    Many services and benefits older adults use can be affected by natural disasters and other emergencies. Here are some tips for re-establishing lost services. After a disaster, the Social Security Administration will move quickly to ensure that monthly payments get to beneficiaries and that other vital Social Security services are provided. This publication covers more […]

  • Publication

    Citizen science, also known as community and participatory science, is a term used to describe the participation of volunteers or any non-professional in scientific research.

  • Course

    This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, open space preservation, green infrastructure, elevation, or buyout-related activities.

  • Publication

    Creating an emergency supply of food and water, and knowing how to safely handle food and water after a disaster, can reduce stress, worry, and inconvenience. This publication provides information on water supply storage and purification, refrigerated and frozen food storage and safety, and special considerations for handling food after flood and fire. It also […]

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