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
Attached you will find the 2017 County Registration Information http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/ Registration opens on 4-H CONNECT on May 1 at Noon. It will close at Midnight on May 16th. There is NO LATE REGISTRATION period this year. Kickoff event @ Rec Center. Attendees will need to bring the signed “All-Nighter Participant Waiver and Hold Harmless Form” which is included in this packet or can be downloaded from the Roundup webpage. A final schedule will be provided by email and posted on the Roundup webpage on June 2, 2017. Onsite… Read More →
Attached below is the necessary rules and regulations for District 4-H Council Elections. Please read through these carefully before submitting any information. The Officer Nomination Form (found below) must be turned into the District Office by MAY 30, 2017 along with additional requested information. Officer Nomination Form (1) SOUTHEAST DISTRICT 9 Bylaws
Tractor Supply Company Announces 2017 ‘Great Neighbor’ Essay Contest Winners to be Recognized During Ceremonies at State and County Fairs Across the Country Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has just announced the launch of its first ever ‘Great Neighbor’ essay contest. The competition is a new component of the retailer’s Mobile Fair Tour — a 19-stop journey across the United States that will begin its route June 8 in Illinois and conclude Oct. 22 in Arkansas. Beginning Friday, March… Read More →
The deadline for registration is May 8, 2017. If you didn’t validate a dog project, there are still a couple of ways you can participate in the 2017 Texas 4-H Dog Show. The Photography Contest and the Foster/Family Dog Program. There is also an avenue for dog project leaders to register to help. To register you will go through 4-H CONNECT, go to the Register a Member box at the bottom of your 4-H CONNECT profile. Once you select a member, look for 2017 Auxiliary Texas 4-H Dog… Read More →
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 →