The mission of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to the people of Texas. Extension educates Texans in the areas of agriculture, environmental stewardship... Read more
The mission of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to the people of Texas. Extension educates Texans in the areas of agriculture, environmental stewardship, youth and adult life skills, human capital and leadership, and community economic development. The agency improves the lives of Texans through an educational process that uses research-based knowledge focused on issues and needs. Within the broad context of this mission, the agency will: Foster the improvement of agriculture and agribusiness. Improve the stewardship of the environment and Texas’ natural resources. Ensure a safe, nutritious food supply. Strengthen Texas families. Develop leadership skills and productive citizenship among youth and adults. Enhance economic security and financial responsibility among the people. Improve the quality of life in Texas families.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will carry out its mission with integrity, accountability, efficiency and responsiveness to the people of Texas. All employees of the agency dedicate themselves to excellence in education and subscribe to the following principles:
The Extension education model will help people working together in a local process to identify issues and needs and involve them in planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs to address those issues and needs. The agency will be a future-oriented, self-renewing, educational network and will ensure that all Texans have access to quality educational programs. The foundation for Extension education will continue to be research-based knowledge and technology discovery. The agency will retain its reputation for objectivity by continuing to have education as its primary mission. The agency values and promotes the principles of citizen and community involvement, scientifically based education, lifelong learning and volunteerism. The agency will emphasize preventive education as the primary approach for individual and community development. Texans will be asked to evaluate the educational programs of the agency based on relevance, quality and utility and the programs will be adapted accordingly. The agency will continue to emphasize the concept of "helping people to help themselves" by fostering knowledge for informed decision-making for self-improvement, individual action and community problem solving.