Per Judge Lapham, due to COVID-19, starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020, until further notice, the Austin County Extension Office is limiting access to the General Public and our business hours may vary. Doors will remain locked to limit access to the building. Please conduct all business by phone or email if possible. Should you require an “in-person” meeting, we are still here for you, please contact the office to schedule an appointment. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, understanding, and patience during this worldwide pandemic. We can achieve more, conduct necessary business, and get through this difficult time if we all work together.
Our office can be reached at (979) 865-2072, or you may reach out to the agents or support staff directly:
- 4-H: Kailyn Capps – firstname.lastname@example.org;
- FCH: Michelle Wright – email@example.com;
- Secretary: Kimberly Benjamin – firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Office Manager: Shelbi Toadvine – email@example.com;
- Agriculture/Natural Resources: At this time, the Austin County Extension Office does not have an AG/NR agent. If you have a matter regarding this, please call the office and we will refer you to a neighboring AG/NR agent.
- Disaster Assessment: Matthew Pfeifer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Austin County, the Colonial Capital of Texas. With its rural and agricultural background it presents a series of inspiring views to the passer-through. Its rolling hills and almost idyllic farm settings can be breathtaking in their beauty.
The population of Austin County is approximately 28,000. Located in what was once Stephen F. Austin’s original settlement, Austin County is home to a diverse cultural heritage of German, Czech, Polish, African American and Spanish backgrounds. It is one of the oldest counties in Texas, organized in 1837 during the Republic of Texas.
The county is located less than one hour from downtown Houston and just over two from San Antonio and Austin. There are three school districts in the county; Bellville, Sealy and Brazos Consolidated, as well as Faith Academy, a prominent privately funded school.
Major employers are Wal-Mart Distribution Center and the local independent school districts. The county also has one hospital, CHI St. Joseph Health Bellville Hospital.
Our Mission: To provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people in Austin County by extending the resources of Texas AgriLife Extension Service to meet identified community needs.
Extension Program: Austin County has a strong Extension program based on addressing needs identified by citizens who serve on the Leadership Advisory Board, or one of its four program area committees; Beef and Forage, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H and Youth.
For more information on upcoming events please click on our EVENTS tab.
Thank you for being a part of our family!!!