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 University 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 A&M 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 A&M 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.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service focuses broadly on four major state-wide issues which all county programs across the state address in their local counties.
1) Health, Safety, and Well-Being
2) Environmental Stewardship and Natural Resources
3) Economic Competitiveness, Viability, and Stability
4) Life Skills and Leadership
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is organized into four major programs areas to address the four major state-wide issues:
1) Agriculture and Natural Resources
2) Family and Consumer Sciences
3) 4-H and Youth Development
4) Community Economic Development