Tarrant County is an urban county with a population of 1,849,815 in July 2011 (U.S. Census Bureau). This includes two major Texas cities, Fort Worth with 741,206 residents and Arlington with 365,438 residents as well as 39 other municipalities (North Central Texas Council of Governments). Commercial Horticulture contributes to the local economy with a 161 million dollar ornamental plant production industry, a 691 million dollar retail nursery segment, and a 242 million dollar landscape maintenance and construction industry in the Fort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area (Economic Scope of the Green Industry in Texas, 2011). Other horticultural crops grown in the county include small fruits and vegetables, tree crops, grapes, and herbs.
Our Mission: To improve county residents’ quality of life with custom-made educational programs which are based on community-identified needs and developed by local volunteers.
Our Goals: To protect the environment, develop youth, strengthen families, improve health, support agriculture, and enhance horticulture.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff provides a high level of expertise in the following core service areas:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Integrated Pest Management
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Nutrition, Diet, and Health
- Youth Development
- Urban Development
If you need additional information please call our office at 817-884-1945. Contact Mary