Welcome to Bee County
The mission of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is to improve the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. We hope that you will find our services beneficial if you want to learn more about agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer science, and/or 4-H and youth development. County Extension Agents are available in Washington County with expertise in these program areas to assist you.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service utilizes local program area committees to gain knowledge of issues or challenges facing residents of Bee County. Volunteer members of these committees help county agents identify, plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs for the residents of Bee County. Program area committees, Extension Education Clubs, and 4-H Clubs are always in need of new volunteers.
Thank you for being a part of our family!!!
Meet the different agents and program areas within Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Bee County:
Robbin Reininger – Agriculture 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 Bee County Extension Office for current TDA license holders. For more information contact her at 361-621-1552.
Letty Guerrero – 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 361-621-1552.
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 361-621-1552.