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Welcome to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Hidalgo County

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a statewide educational agency linked in a unique partnership with the nationwide United States Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative System and the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court.

The mission of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to the people of Texas and Hidalgo County. Extension educates Texans in the areas of agriculture, environmental stewardship, youth and adult life skills, human capital and leadership, and community economic development. The agency improves the lives of Texans through an educational process that uses research-based knowledge focused on local‚  issues and needs.

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Pictured are from L-R (Back Row): Vidal Saenz, Extension Agent-Small Farm Loans; Ashley Gregory, County Extension Agent-Horticulture; Kimberly Guillen, County Extension Agent-4-H & Youth Development; Brad Cowan, County Extension Agent-Agriculture & Natural Resources; Melissa De Leon, Extension Agent-Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program; Joanne Ureste, County Extension Agent-Family Resources; Andrea Valdez, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences

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What is Texas Communities Futures Forum?

For a list of community issues from Texas Communities Futures Forum for  Hidalgo County click here.


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