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
Grimes County currently has 5 4-H members representing our program at the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. National 4-H Conference is a unique citizenship and leadership development opportunities for 4-H members 15-19 years old across the nation. At the conference, held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, delegates have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussion groups with their peers to tackle youth issue topics and prepare a briefing to present to the federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Delegates leave the capitol having made valuable… Read More →
Five standing left to right: Chyna Williams, Kierra Lee, Ja’Colby Matthews, Willie Brooks and Jacquez McDonald
Charm & Sewing 4-H Club is selling frozen pastry dough for their fundraising; please help our club by buying $14 -Apple -Blueberry & Cream Cheese -Cherry -Cinnamon -Cream Cheese -Strawberry & Cream Cheese $14.50 Four Cheese & Herb w/ marinara Double Chocolate Place your order via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Howdy 4-H members and family! Friendly reminder that several Grimes County contest deadlines are fast approaching in the coming week! You will find entry forms at the following links, or you may call the Grimes County Extension office for more information at 936.873.3907 March 27th- Grimes County Food Show entry deadline http://grimes.agrilife.org/event/grimes-county-4-h-food-show/ March 28th- Fashion Show Entry Deadline http://grimes.agrilife.org/event/grimes-county-fashion-show/ March 30th- County Round Up Entry Deadline http://grimes.agrilife.org/2017/02/08/grimes-county-4h-roundup/
TDHA is in the 5th year of it’s scholarship program and will have awarded 36 scholarships to students by the end of May! Application available at: www.texasdovehunters.com All applications must be postmarked by Monday, April 3, 2017!!
Five (5) $1,000 one-time scholarships awarded to five individuals from area high schools. Applications and all supporting documents must be received by April 21, 2017. No late submissions will be accepted. The guidance counselor of each scholarship winner will be notified. 2017 CFC Bryan Scholarship Application
Sam Riggs announced as 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup entertainer! Things To Know Current Album: Breathless – Available Now Current Radio Single: High On A Country Song Voted by Texas Music Pickers as the “2014 Entertainer of The Year” Voted by Study Breaks Magazine as the “Best Live Band of 2014” Picked as 1 of 5 bands projected to dominate 2015 by Radio Texas Live
DUE NO LATER THAN APRIL 10th Eligibility: 1. Must be an active 4-H or FFA member 2. Must be a SENIOR in High School 3. Must have exhibited a steer in Texas Steer Shows Requirements: Completed General Information sheet Resume or Student Biography (note high school achievements, honors, awards, activities, extra-curricular, community service, and 4-H/FFA involvements) An essay from the applicant telling about him/herself which includes wishes, dreams, ambitions, and future educational goals. Not to exceed 300 words. Two letters of recommendation (not from a family member) 2017… Read More →
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)