Community and Economic Development

The Community & Economic Development Program in El Paso focuses on a variety of topics that affect El Paso County resident’s everyday lives.  First and foremost, we provide research based information and educational programs and opportunities in the areas of production and sustainable agriculture, small business and agribusiness, 4-H and Youth Development, agricultural literacy, nature tourism, and Mission Valley tourism.

Specific program opportunities:

  • Small Business/Agribusiness Lending Seminars, one on one assistance
  • Small Farm Workshops – vegetable, alfalfa, fruit/nut production.
  • Farmers Market Workshop – Management, grower, association, etc.
  • Sheep and Goat (livestock) programs
  • Agricultural Literacy Programs and Events – Kids, Kows, and More, Ag Fairs
  • Youth Development – Fabens 4H Club (outdoor education)
  • Rainwater Harvest Systems and Gardens

Educational Materials/Curriculum

Agricultural Literacy (youth) and Rainwater Harvest Garden Partners

Small Business/Agribusiness Partners:

Local Agricultural Resources:

Mission Valley Historical Links:

University/Extension Links:

Contact:

Orlando Flores, M.S.

Extension Agent- CED
Cooperative Extension Program
Prairie View A&M – El Paso County
Ysleta Annex
9521 Socorro Rd., Suite A2 – Box2
El Paso, TX. 79927
Ph: (915) 860-2515
Fax: (915) 860-2536

E-mail: ooflores@ag.tamu.edu

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