Economic Impact Studies

To help assess the effectiveness of Extension education, our agency formally analyzes selected, representative programs and activities to determine their economic impact.  The following pages provide insight into how Texas A&M AgriLife Extension helps Texans better their lives.

Economic Impact Briefs

Individual Program Briefs

 Agriculture – Crop Production

Agriculture – Livestock Production

Health and Safety

Water

Watersheds

Natural Resources

Workforce Development

Wildlife Services

Food and Fiber System’s Contribution to the Texas Economy

  • The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture’s Contribution to the Texas Economy Production agriculture in Texas is third among all states in cash receipts and is one component of the larger food and fiber system that serves Texas’ 27.5 million consumers as well as millions of consumers beyond the state. Recent data shows the food and fiber system in Texas contributed $135.5 billion to the state’s economy. Extension Economists have developed a report titled “The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture’s Contribution to the Texas Economy.” The report is updated biennially.

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