Welcome to the home page for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Program in Grimes County.
Extension programs educate Texans in the areas of agriculture, environmental stewardship, youth and adult life skills, human capital and leadership, and community economic development and offers the knowledge resources of the land-grant university system to educate Grimes County residents for self-improvement, individual action and community problem solving. Texas A&M AgriLife 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 governments.
AgriLife Extension values and promotes principles of citizen and community involvement, scientifically-based education, lifelong learning, and volunteerism. It provides access to all citizens and works cooperatively with other TAMUS parts, county departments, and external agencies and organizations to achieve its goals.
Grimes County – The Land of Milk and Honey In 1821, the first settlers moved into what is now Grimes County. In the days of the republic of Texas, Grimes County was actually the western part of Montgomery County. In 1846, the people of that section petitioned that a new county be created. They asked that the County be named Grimes County in honor of Jessie Grimes, who was at that time serving as a Senator for Montgomery County. Soon after, the petition was granted and the county was created on April 6, 1846. After much debate, Anderson, Texas was chosen to be the county seat of Grimes County. Because of its once flourishing dairy industry and two famous bee and honey establishments, Grimes County came to be known as the Land of Milk and honey. Although Grimes County is small, the recreational needs of its citizens are met in a variety of ways. There are 3 golf courses, eight tennis courts, two swimming pools, and three lighted softball fields. There is a city park with a small golf course, softball fields, and tennis courts. Washington on the Brazos state park is also near the county. Grimes County is home to five major festivals, including Go Texan Days, Texas Trek, Navasota Nostalgia Days, Texian Days, and Richards Founders Day. Grimes County population ranks 103rd out of 254 counties in Texas. Grimes county boasts a population of over 23,000. The trend in population has seen male slightly outnumber female, with individuals 18-64 Anglo (13,690), black (5,350) and Hispanic (3,370). The largest industries in Grimes County include durable goods manufacturing, 34% of earnings; state and local government, 20.7%; and services, 17.1%. Many of the priorities in Grimes County include building a strong educational system and developing stronger economy that will prepare its citizens for the 21st century.
- Texas Animal Health Commission
- Quality Counts
- Texas Dept. of Agriculture
- Texas AgriLife ExtensionService
- 4-H Connect
- 4-H Podcast
- Ranch TV
- 4-H Record Keeping System
- Grimes County Master Gardeners
- Child Care Conference Registration
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, and Washington Counties Beef & Forage Committees host the 2017 South Central Texas Cattelmen’s Short Course DATES: March 8th March 29th April 12th April 26th FLYER: Marketing & Registration Brochure (022217)
2017 Texas 4-H Equine Ambassador Short Course: Location: Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat, Gainesville, Texas Dates: June 25 – June 29 , 2017 Cost: $250 Selection Criteria: -Senior age (14-18) 4-H youth that have exhibited a superior level of ambition regarding his/her horse projects -Students with a profound interest in equine science and the horse industry in Texas -Students have shown advanced leadership qualities and a willingness to help others -Top 25% class rank Application Process Applicant goes to http://tamuag.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9U0Bxd2SnJcJnU -Student will complete… Read More →
The Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program is coming off of a truly groundbreaking year. In 2016, our program added West Texas A&M University and they graciously hosted our group along with Texas Tech University. The addition was an unquestioned success and WT has agreed to host the Livestock Ambassadors again in 2017. In August 2016, 19 Ambassadors boarded a plane in Houston headed for South America. We traveled to Uruguay and Argentina on an international agricultural experience. With visits to family farms, historic ranches, feedlot tours, major agricultural… Read More →
The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) has reached out to Texas 4-H and ask that we share this exciting scholarship opportunity to our 4-H High School Seniors. Scholarship Applications are due by May 1st The TNLA is offering two scholarships opportunities that 4-H members may be eligible for. The Grow Texas and the TNLA Education and Research Foundation scholarship information is listed below and we encourage you to please forward to your high school seniors so they can have the opportunity to review the information in ample… Read More →
The HLSR scholarship applications are available on-line NOW. Exciting news! The HLSR scholarship has been raised to $20,000 this year. Students have until February 6, 2017 to turn in online, and February 16, 2017 to turn in paperwork to HLSR. Link: http://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/Scholars/Apply Requirements : • Top 1/3 of their class • SAT scores: total on Reading & Math (can use different test for the score) • ACT 19 The local Grimes County Go Texan Scholarship form will be included in the school’s local scholarship forms due to come out… Read More →
As we continue to build programs in Grimes County, it is vital to be able to disseminate information to all interested parties in production agriculture. Future agriculture newsletters and program agenda’s will be sent by either land mail or e-mail. Additionally, contact the Extension Office if there is a spelling error of your name or your address in incorrect. Thanks and let me know if I can ever be of assistance! Please help us continue to build our network. If you know of area agriculture producers or interested… Read More →
Attention Grimes County 4-H Major Show Exhibitors: Your exhibitor passes for major shows including San Antonio, San Angelo, and Houston are now available for you to pick up from the Grimes County Extension Office at your convenience. Office hours: Mon.- Thurs. 8-12 & 1-5, and Friday 8-12 & 1-4
Rodeo Austin is looking for youth to sing the National Anthem, recite the 4-H Pledge and the FFA motto for each of the show days. Listed below are the show dates and times. For those interested in this opportunity please use the link below to sign up. Please note that once you sign up, you are committing to this so please double and triple your schedule before you sign up. Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea9ae2aa57-star Youth will need to plan to arrive at least an hour prior to the start of… Read More →