Real Learning for Real Life

District 12 is the southernmost district in Texas for A&M AgriLife Extension. It includes 20 counties and 19 county offices, supported by a District headquarters at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Weslaco. A&M AgriLife Extension established a headquarters in Weslaco in 1948, using district-based specialists to support applied research, demonstration projects, and educational programs to support and benefit the agricultural industry of South Texas through county-based programs. Today, it continues it’s mission to support agriculture, families, and youth of South Texas with it’s technical expertise, training, and educational programs.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education.

What's Happening in District 12:

  • Preliminary figures for 2013 agricultural income in District 12 are $1.27 billion, slightly down from $1.49 billion in 2012.
  • District 12 4-H fashion show scheduled for Saturday, April 5 in Falfurrias.
  • Strawberry field day draws nearly 100 participants
  • Farm Bill meeting on April 8 at Rio Farms in Monte Alto.
  • Farm Bill provides $25 million in funding to address Citrus Greening.

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