1600-B Smith Road * Austin, Texas 78721 * PHONE: 512.854.9600 * FAX: 512.854.9611
Welcome to the home page for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program in Travis County. Travis County is located in the heart of Texas and is home to the State Capitol. We had the largest population growth of any county in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 Census, 1,024,266 people call Travis County home, an increase of 26.1 percent. For a snapshot of Extension programs being conducted in Travis County, download a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Making a Difference in Travis County.
Our Mission: To improve the lives of people, businesses, and communities through providing high quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the residents of Travis County.
Our Goal: To protect the environment, develop youth, strengthen families, improve health, support agriculture, enhance horticulture, and engage communities.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff in Travis County provide a high level of expertise in the following core service areas:
- 4-H and Youth Development
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Integrated Pest Management
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Nutrition, Health and Wellness
- Cooperative Extension Program
The utilization of a large and well trained corps of volunteers enables the staff to reach large numbers of the population with our outstanding programs. This web page should provide you with some very useful information, but more importantly give you a better understanding of what Extension can offer you as a landowner, homeowner, parent, youth, or citizen of Texas. There are a number of newsletters and practical publications included on this site for your review and use. If the information you find is useful, but you need more, please call 512-854-9600 or Ask the Agents via email to receive more in-depth information on the topic of interest. Look at this website as the front door to a world of practical knowledge at your fingertips.
Educational programs conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
The Texas A&M University System, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Court of Texas cooperating.
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County at 512-854-9600 ten working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.