Wharton County’s Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Program provides consultation and educational programs in the areas of livestock, row crops, rice, wheat, weed/brush management, grazing & forage production, water and soil testing, emergency management, and new landowner education.
Agriculture and Natural Resources’ main goal is to meet the educational needs of our community by providing resources on subjects such as plant life, animal life, soil, water, and air in order to properly provide the right renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. The Wharton County Agriculture & Natural Resources program focuses on improving and maintaining agriculture, crop and animal practices while addressing issues like environmental impacts within our community, crop production, water maintenance such as contamination or accessibility, and natural resources management.
The Extension Agent also provides certification training for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Private Pesticide Applicator License. A number of re-certification opportunities (CEU credits) are also made available through the Wharton County Extension Office for TDA license holders.
The Extension Agent also works with Texas A&M AgriLife Research to do grain sorghum trials in Wharton County.