Welcome to AgriLife Extension in Ector County!


Jack Ben Rabbit, Odessa, TX

Ector County is one of 254 counties in Texas and was created in 1887 from Tom Green County and  organized in 1891. It is part of the Odessa-Midland Metropolitan Area . It was named for M.D. Ector, a Texas legislator-jurist. The population is approximately 125,110. Population estimates by race groups are: Anglo – 57.6%, Hispanic – 35.2%, Black – 6.3%and Other 0.9%. Ector County is approximately midway between Fort Worth and El Paso and covers an area of 907 square mile situated in the heart of the Permian Basin.  The annual rainfall of Ector County is 13.7 inches. Most of the annual precipitation in the county comes as a result of mid to late summer thunderstorms. These are sometimes accompanied by winds in excess of 40 miles per hour. The climate of the county is typical of semiarid regions. The vegetation consists of native grasses and native brush species.


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

Mission: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service works daily to make Texas better by providing innovative solutions at the intersection of agriculture, natural resources, youth and health, thereby improving the well-being of individuals, families, businesses and communities through education and service.

Please contact us at the Ector County office for more information at 432-498-4071