Real Learning for Real Life
Coastal Bend Extension District 11 is composed of 18 counties which include Aransas, Austin, Bee, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Washington and Wharton. These counties are supported by county-based Extension professionals who conduct educational programming efforts in the areas of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Youth Development, Horticulture, Marine Sciences, Integrated Pest management, Community Development, Nutrition, and Better Living for Texans.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service was established in 1914 after the passing of the Smith-Lever Act and in conjunction with Texas A&M University. Originally named Texas Agricultural Extension Service, then later Texas Cooperative Extension, the name Texas AgriLife Extension Service was adopted on January 1, 2008. The primary mission of the AgriLife Extension Service is to provide educational outreach programs and services to the citizens of Texas. In conjunction with Texas AgriLife Research, the Extension faculty members conduct research and bring practical applications of those research findings to the people of Texas.
To improve the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education.