Welcome to AgriLife Extension in Cooke County
We hope you find our website informative and will take advantage of all the Extension services that we have to offer.
Located in north central Texas on the Oklahoma border and founded in 1848, Cooke County is named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 38,437. Gainesville, the county seat and largest population center, is located seven miles south of the Red River and seventy-one miles north of Dallas. The county comprises 874 square miles. Other cities & towns include Callisburg, Lindsay, Muenster, Oak Ridge & Valley View. Unincorporated areas include Bulcher, Burns City, Dexter, Era, Hood, Lake Kiowa, Leo, Lois, Marysville, Mountain Springs, Moss Lake, Myra, Rosston, Pioneer Valley, Prairie Point, Sivells Bend, Walnut Bend & Woodbine.
Extension Service Overview & Mission
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is an educational outreach agency of Texas A&M University. It is funded through a partnership of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Texas A&M Univeristy System, and the county commissioners courts of Texas. Each county office is supported by Extension program specialists and research scientists in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University who provide research-based information and educational materials which are then delivered by the local county faculty to citizens in their county.
The mission of Texas AgriLife Extension Service is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people of Texas. The staff and faculty of the Cooke County office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are dedicated to accomplishing this mission in Cooke County by extending the resources of the Texas A&M University System to the people of Cooke County.
Extension Service Organization
Texas AgriLife Extension Service is organized into four major programs areas to address state-wide issues:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Family and Community Health
- 4-H and Youth Development
- Community Economic Development
Learn more about the programs our agency offers