Welcome to the home page for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Program in Bexar County. For a snapshot of Extension programs being conducted in Bexar County, download a copy of our quarterly newsletter, “Making a Difference in Bexar County”.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff in Bexar County provides a high level of expertise in the following core service areas:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
4-H and Youth Development
Family and Consumer Sciences
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Insects & Integrated Pest Management
Extension programs educate Texans in the areas of agriculture, environmental stewardship, youth and adult life skills, human capital and leadership, and community economic development and offers the knowledge resources of the land-grant university system to educate Bexar County residents for self-improvement, individual action and community problem solving. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is a statewide educational agency and a member of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), linked in a unique partnership with the nationwide Cooperative Extension System and Texas county governments.
AgriLife Extension values and promotes principles of citizen and community involvement, scientifically-based education, lifelong learning, and volunteerism. It provides access to all citizens and works cooperatively with other TAMUS parts, county departments, and external agencies and organizations to achieve its goals.
Dr. Doug Steele, Director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service said, “With our 100th anniversary, we see some grand challenges ahead.” These grand challenges include: feeding the world, improving health, protecting the environment, enriching our youth, and growing the economy.
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.