Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County has a rich history of serving its citizens. In 1906, W. C. Stallings was hired by the Smith County Commissioners Court as the first county agent in the United States to serve only one county.
Today, five agents and one program assistant serve residents with a diverse offering of educational programs and services.
Smith County's 2010 population of 209,714 places it in the top 25 counties in the state. County agricultural enterprises annually averages $150,000,000 for area farmers, ranchers and horticultural operations.
AgriLife provides research-based information in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer science, 4-H and youth development and community resource development through educational programs. The Smith County Extension Program is administered by a professional staff of extension agents working with the Smith County Leadership Advisory Board. Educational programs are implemented through specific program area committees. Board and committee members are community volunteers interested in helping the people of Smith County.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Smith County Cotton Belt Building
1517 W. Front St., Suite 116
Tyler, TX 75702-7854
County Extension Agent- Agriculture & Natural Resources
County Extension Agent - Horticulture
County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health
Skyler O. Shively
County Extension Agent - 4-H & Youth Development
Better Living for Texans Agent
Family & Community Health Agent Assistant
Secretary – Agriculture & Natural Resources, Horticulture, Prairie View
Robbie Williamson, Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
Secretary - Family & Community Health, BLT
Clerk - 4-H and Youth Development
Master Gardener Help Desk
Improving the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service: "Improving Lives. Improving Texans."
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Smith County Home Page
- Drought-Related Information
- East Texas Gardening
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service On-line Bookstore
- Smith County Master Gardeners
- East Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Family and Consumer Sciences Home Page
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's 4-H Home Page
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
- E-Extension (Nationwide Extension Agency Network)
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agency Home Page