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Welcome to the Cochran County Office!

Welcome to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Cochran County office located in the county seat, of Cochran(founded in 1876), called Morton. Morton, TX, is west of Lubbock on Hwy. 214 and in the South Plains Region of the Panhandle. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Cochran County Program (directed by the Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating) strives to serve a local county population, of, approximately, 2,927. This, particular, population derives its main income from a mix of agriculture, city-county government, education, medical and other small commercial opportunities. A major point of interest includes the C.C. Slaughter Ranch Headquarters which was, once, part of an extensive headquarters complex of a cattle baron who established a ranching empire. The county’s three incorporated cities include Bledsoe, Morton and Whiteface. The following two school districts and one alternative campus provide education for the youth of the county. Morton Independent School District – www.mortonisd.net, Whiteface Independent School District – www.whiteface.k12.tx.us, and Pep Alternative School.

Mission: Providing quality, relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to the people of Cochran County and Texas.

Extension brings the resources of the Texas A&M University System to Cochran County through field based faculty and unbiased, research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance in the following core service areas:

* Agriculture

* Community & economic development

* Individual & family capacity

* Youth development & safety

 

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.

The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating