Helping Texans Better Their Lives
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency that provides programs, tools and resources on a local and statewide level that teach people improved agriculture and food production, advanced health practices, environmental protection, economic and youth programs. With 250 county offices serving Texans in all 254 counties, county Extension Agents serve families, youth, communities and businesses throughout the state.
All of our programs provide objective, practical and science-based information in conjunction with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
These priority requests to the Texas Legislature seek support for AgriLife Extension exceptional items — initiatives that seek to respond to the state’s changing needs.
The Extension Agent Network
AgriLife Extension is a statewide “people agency” with more than 93% of its budget invested in professional educators across 250 counties. Funding is needed to respond to huge growth in both the Texas population and demand for services.
Rural Student Access Initiative
An existing student access program at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service harnesses the network of agents to help meet the state goal of getting more students successfully into Texas’ higher education system. Funding is requested to expand the program.
Keeping Texas Prepared
Texas leads the U.S. in the variety and frequency of natural disasters. The Texas A&M University System is requesting added funding for its statewide emergency management efforts in six exceptional item requests across five state agencies.
Agriculture and Life Sciences Building
600 John Kimbrough Boulevard, Suite 509
College Station, TX 77843-7101