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The Fort Bend County Office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Cooperative Extension Program educates Texans in all areas of agriculture, youth & adult life skills, human capital & leadership, and community economic development.

Extension offers the knowledge resources of both Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M Universities to educate Texans for self-improvement, individual action, and community problem solving. We are part of a statewide educational network and a member of the Texas A&M University System linked in a unique partnership with the nationwide Cooperative Extension System and Fort Bend County Commissioners’ Court.

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Extension values and promotes principles of citizen & community involvement, scientifically based education, lifelong learning, and volunteerism.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office provides access to all citizens and works cooperatively with other Texas A&M System agencies and a host of governmental and external organizations to achieve our goal of educating the citizens of Fort Bend County in every subject matter possible.

Extension offers Fort Bend County residents information and education through a variety of opportunities such as:

  • Publications on a wide variety of useful topics
  • Workshops, seminars and exhibits
  • Individual consultation
  • Volunteer training and opportunities
  • Community coalition building for problem solving
  • Information on the web site

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

May Severe Weather Situation Report

The Governor of Texas declared a state of disaster in Fort Bend County. The storm system which is affecting the state is located just south of the Mexico/Arizona border region. Deep moisture ahead of this low exists over Texas and Eastern New Mexico. This weather pattern will be favorable for additional rainfall the rest of the week. The moisture did combine with one upper air disturbance the past 24 hours to produce widespread showers and thunderstorms over a good part of Northern, Central, South Central and Deep South Texas. A few thundershowers continue over East Texas. Scattered areas received in excess of 3.00 inches of rain the past 24 hours, with amounts of 8.50 inches noted south of Kingsville and five inches east of Mason and south of Cumby. Fort Bend County indicated a radar estimate of 2.00 – 3.00 inches of rain across the northern parts of the county. They are currently getting light rain over the western parts of the county but could see additional moderate/heavy rainfall after midnight and before sunrise. To view the entire State Situation Report, visit: http://dps.texas.gov/dem/sitrep/default.aspx

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