Yoakum County

The Yoakum County Extension is a member of the Texas A&M University System. Its mission is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people of Yoakum County.

The AgriLife Extension Service operates in a unique partnership with federal, state, and county government to address the needs of people in every community. The Extension provides education in food and fiber systems, environment and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community and economic development.

Yoakum County is located on the southern portion of the Texas High Plains and borders the state of New Mexico. The county is square and covers 800 square miles of land area. The surface is gently undulating over most of the county with some relatively flat land. The soils over the county have a predominately fine sandy loam surface with a sandy clay loam subsoil.

Oil and agriculture dominate the economy. In fact, Yoakum County is in the top four counties in the state in crude oil production. Cotton is the primary agricultural cash crop. Other agricultural income comes from peanuts, watermelons. grain sorghum, wheat, chili peppers, and beef cattle.

Contact Yoakum County

901 Avenue G
PO Box 360
Plains, Texas  79355
Phone: 806-456-2263
Fax: 806-456-2066


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Yoakum County, Texas

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