Welcome to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Erath County

Erath County Courthouse Annex

112 W College St, Room 109 Stephenville, TX 76401

Stephenville, Texas is uniquely located in rural Texas one-hour southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth for easy access to metropolitan amenities and a major airport, yet isolated from big city stress. A city of over 20,000 friendly people, Stephenville is an inviting, gracious community with a rich western heritage in a beautiful country setting along the Bosque River. It is distinctively Texan – independent, hardworking, and educated. Known as the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’ and the ‘City of Champions’, Stephenville takes pride in having small town values, where a strong work ethic, family-values, and a giving heart still matter.

The staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are proud to serve the citizens and visitors of  Erath County. The Erath County, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aims to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people of  Texas based on university research in family and consumer sciences, 4-H, youth development, agriculture, natural resources, home horticulture and community development.

Lonnie    Helen Hardy    Andrea




Lonnie Jenschke – County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources

Helen Hardy, County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development

Andrea Degelia, County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health

Rachel Betz, Office Manager

Katie Blackwell, Part-time Secretary

Pasture to Packer program teaches participants the economic and production facets of raising a steer. Click here or flyer below for description and applications.

Unsolicited Mail from China Containing Seeds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urges anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds to mail those seeds to the location listed below.

Instructions for Mailing Seed Packets:

• Place the unopened seed packet and any packaging, including the mailing label, in a mailing envelope. If the seed packets are open, first place the seeds and their packaging into a zip-lock bag, seal it, and then place everything into a mailing envelope.

• Please include your name, address, and phone number so that a State or Federal agriculture official can contact you for additional information, if needed.

If you are unable to mail the package, please contact your APHIS State plant health director to arrange a no-contact pick up or to determine a convenient drop-off location.

Dallas Ft Worth Work Unit 75261
Attn: Janet Ussery, Officer in Charge
P.O. Box 610063.
Dallas, Texas 75261

More information can be found here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/sa_by_date/sa-2020/sa-07/seeds-china

2020 Central Texas Early Childhood Education Conference


4-H Newsletter August 2020

FCH Spring 2020 Newsletter

Check out the spring FCH newsletter for tips regarding trying the Mediterranean Diet, information on upcoming programs and a fact sheet on COVID-19.





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