Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Brazoria County, offers practical, how-to education based on university research to help your quality of life. We have relevant outreach and diverse educational programs that are here to serve your needs.
You may read about us in the newspaper or hear us on the radio. We are available for you, so come in or call us today to attend an Extension workshop or get more information on additional programing.
Meet the different agents and program areas within Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Brazoria County:
Jessica Chase – Agricultural and Natural Resources is vital part of the economy for farm and ranch based businesses. The Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent provides consultation and educational programs in the areas of livestock, crops, and forage production. They also provide certification training sessions for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Private Pesticide Applicator License. A number of re-certification opportunities (CEU credits) are also made available through the Brazoria County Extension Office for current TDA license holders. The Urban Rancher Landowner Education Series is made available to new landowners throughout the year. For more information contact her at (979)864-1558 ext. 110.
John O’Connell – Coastal & Marine Resources or CMR is part of Texas Sea Grant or TXSG that supports research, education and outreach programs. We have a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. Our marine resources are vast and impressive. With more than 27 miles of coastline and two major rivers, we are blessed with the bounty of the sea and an abundance of fresh water. More than 100 active Master Naturalists have been trained and annually contribute over 12,000 hours to educate more than 3,000 students about these vast resources. For more information contact him at (979)864-1558 ext. 116.
Courtney Latour – Family and Consumer Science or FCS offer programs to help your family. The Family and Consumer Sciences Agent will be able to provide you with needed information in the area of nutrition, health and wellness, healthy food preparation, and family emergency preparedness. FCS also offers Better Living for Texans (BLT) programming and is part of the Food Stamp Nutrition Education program. Other areas of educational programming include; food preservation, resource management and cancer education and awareness. A growing issue in society today is the improper use of child safety seats. 72% of adults do not know how to properly secure a child in a safety seat. Correctly used seats reduce risk of infant death by 71% and toddler death by 54%. She can come out to show how to accurately use safety seats. For more information contact her at (979)864-1558 ext. 115.
Delia Hernandez – Better Living for Texans (BLT) is part of the Food Stamp Nutrition Education program. The goals of the BLT program are for clients to improve dietary quality according to the Dietary guidelines and Food Guide, adopt food resources management skills (which include meal planning and comparision shopping), reduce out of pocket food expenses and improve food safety practices. For more information contact her at (979)864-1558 ext. 115.
Cameron Arias – FCS/Youth Development offers more to 4-H members than self-esteem, public speaking, and livestock programs. 4-H also offers young women and men the chance to be part of fashion competitions, which include construction, design, and buying , as well as other home economic type projects. These projects can be entered for competition or simply made as a hobby. Other topics include diabetes and cancer education. For more information contact her at (979)864-1558 ext. 123.
Stephen Brueggerhoff – Horticulture Plants dying? Can’t get your tomatoes to ripen? The Horticulture Extension agent may be able to help you get the horticulture answers you need. Duties include answering horticulture and native plant themed questions, offering horticultural consultation to home and business owners and providing horticulture and green industry educational programing. The agent also serves as the Master Gardener coordinator and adviser. For more information on joining, call (979) 864-1558 ext.110 or email Becky Duke. Whether you’ve got a green thumb or not, gardening in Brazoria County poses real challenges to area gardeners. The Brazoria County Master Gardener volunteer training program is an opportunity to learn the latest tips and tools from garden experts who know how to deal with these problems, and do it well. Master Gardeners Volunteer Hotline can be reached at (979) 864-1558 ext. 119.
Open – 4-H is a youth development community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H teaches participants not only about agriculture and the world around them, but also about themselves and their own leadership abilities. Focuses of the 4-H program are leadership skills building, self-esteem enhancing, and public speaking programs in addition to the livestock and horse programs offered for members. To get involved contact her at (979)864-1558 ext. 114.
Call in and ask us about:
- Safe Riders Child Car Seat Education
- “Twogether in Texas” Marriage Education
- Walk Across Texas
- Diabetes Education
- Monofilament Recycling Program
- Texas Friendly Hospitality Program
- Drought and Water
- Water Quality and Conservation
- Disaster Preparedness and many other programs.
- Hurricane Preparation – Brazoria County Emergency Management
- Livestock Hurricane Preparedness Guide
- Brazoria County Courthouse
- Brazoria County Hurricane Preparedness Guide 2015