Starr County
Improving Lives. Improving Texas
Company Overview
The Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service has been dedicated to serving Texans for nearly a century. The agency was established in 1915 under the Smith-Lever Act to deliver university knowledge and agricultural research findings directly to the people. Extension programs have continued ever since to address the emerging issues of the day, serving diverse rural and urban populations across the sta...

Touching people, changing lives...
Texans have long had a reputation for fierce independence and entrepreneurship; AgriLife Extension works to ensure that this reputation endures. By providing custom-designed, high-impact educational programs and services, the agency helps Texans improve their own health, their own safety, their own productivity, and their own well-being.

General Information
Working hand-in-hand with its Texas A & M System partners, the state legislature, and the communities it serves, the mission of the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service to serve Texans through community-based education has remained unchanged for almost a century.

Since the beginning, AgriLife Extension specialist have focused on transferring the latest research findings in an unbiased way to the rural agricultural producers, families, and youth they have traditionally served. Through partnerships and education, AgriLife Extension continues to enhance the productivity, profitability, sustainability, global competitiveness and job-generative capacity of Texas' agriculture industry and rural communities.

But as Texas has grown and changed, AgriLife Extension (formeraly Texas Cooperative Extension) has grown and changed right along with it. Many of its educational programs are now also geared toward a population that is 85-percent urban and suburban. So long with its traditional endeavors, AgriLife Extension addresses such major state issues as community economic development, water quatlity and conservation, food protection, and improved health for children and families.

Contact Starr County

Omar Montemayor
County Extension Agent - Ag
500 North Britton Ave
Rio Grande City, Texas  78582-2612
Phone: 956-487-2306
Fax: 956-716-8197


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Starr County, Texas

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