Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. with exception to all Brazoria County Holidays.
Don’t forget, we have three calling and fax extensions to choose from. Use the most convenient one for your area!
North Calling Area: 281-756-1558 Fax: 281-756-1566
Brazosport Calling Area: 979-388-1558 Fax: 979-388-1566
Central and West County Calling Area: 979-864-1558 Fax: 979-864-1566
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 programming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Brueggerhoff – Horticulture program provides consultation and educational programs to home owners as well as green industry educational programming to business owners. Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff offers timely service that includes horticultural consultation to home and business owners. The Agent also serves as the Brazoria County Master Gardener Association coordinator and adviser. Brazoria County Master Gardeners are an invaluable resource with trained specialists dedicated to answering horticultural questions and promoting AgriLife programs through outreach and community service. Visit our Master Gardeners program online for additional information at: http://txmg.org/brazoria/.
Hanna Eiland – 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.
For more information on any of our program areas, please give us a call at 979-864-1558.