Texas Urban Programs
Through NIFA Smith-Lever formula grants,
Texas Extension provides urban programming
in seven of its urban counties. Five of them
are among the top 10 largest metropolitan
areas in the United States. The seven include:
Harris (Houston), Dallas (Dallas), Tarrant
(Fort Worth), Travis (Austin), Bexar (San
Antonio), El Paso (El Paso), and Fort Bend
Texas Cooperative Extension educates Texans
in agriculture, environmental stewardship,
youth and adult life skills, human capital
and leadership, and community economic development.
Extension offers the knowledge resources
of the Land-Grant University System to educate
Texans for self-improvement, individual action,
and community problem solving.
Texas Cooperative Extension is a statewide
educational agency and a member of the Texas
A&M University System (TAMUS), linked
in a unique partnership with the nationwide
Cooperative Extension System and Texas county
Extension values and promotes principles
of citizen and community involvement, scientifically
based education, lifelong learning, and volunteerism.
It provides access to citizens in all 254
Texas counties and works cooperatively with
other TAMUS parts and external agencies and
organizations to achieve its goals.
To learn more about urban programs in Texas,
connect to its Urban
Programs Web site.
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