2017 Educational Outreach Educational Programs Presented: 3,826 Attendance at Educational Programs: 349,773 Individual Contacts: 233,405 Volunteers Involved: 4,895 Volunteer Hours: 233,386 Valued at $5,498,574 *Hourly value of volunteer time, provided by Independent Sector Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides programs, tools, and resources — on a local and statewide level — that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practices, protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and enrich youth. All 254 Texas counties are served by a well-organized network of professional Extension educators and nearly 100,000 trained volunteers. Extension’s mission in urban counties remains the same as when it started: to provide practical, science-based information that helps people improve their lives and communities. Extension provides real learning for real life by focusing on areas such as: Improving family nutrition, health, and well-being Promoting water conservation and environmental stewardship Helping Texans Better Their Lives Bexar County Annual Report – 2017 Supporting business, economic development, and urban agriculture Empowering youth and supporting schools The Extension program in Bexar County is part of the statewide Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Program at Prairie View A&M University. It is a member of The Texas A&M University System and is linked with Texas county governments and the national Cooperative Extension System. We are pleased to provide you with this 2017 annual report of our local educational achievements in Bexar County. Our goal is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to the people of our unique and diverse population. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is an equal opportunity employer and program provider. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas cooperating.