Tarrant County is an urban county with a population of 2,102,515 in July 2019 (U.S. Census Bureau). This includes two major Texas cities, Fort Worth with 873,130  residents and Arlington with 390,540 residents as well as 41 other municipalities (North Central Texas Council of Governments). Commercial Horticulture contributes to the local economy with a $121 million nursery and greenhouse plant production industry, $956 million in retail sales, and a $446 landscape maintenance and construction industry. 17,411 people are employed in these three segments. (Economic Contributions of the Green Industry to the Texas Economy 2018, Palma and Hall, 2020.) Other horticultural crops grown in Tarrant County include vegetables, fruits, and specialty crops.

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
  • Horticulture
  • Family and Community Health
    • Nutrition, Diet, and Health
  • Youth Development
  • Urban Development

If you need additional information please call our office at 817-884-1945. Contact Mary

Goodwill S.T.A.R.S working with Master Gardeners 


Vision – Help Texans better their lives

Mission – Through the application of science-based knowledge, we create high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change

Capabilities – We provide programs, tools, and resources – local and statewide – that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practices, protect the environment, strengthen our communities, and enrich youth

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