Welcome to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Lipscomb County. Lipscomb is located in the most northeastern county of the Texas Panhandle. Towns included are: Booker, Darrouzett, Follett, Higgins and Lipscomb. Lipscomb is the county seat. The county is made up or 597,760 acres and approximatley 934 square miles. Lipscomb County was named after Abner Smith Lipscomb, who was Secretary of State and also a associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Lipscomb County was organized in 1887. The current courthouse was built in 1916. Ranching and framing are important in the county. Approximatley 413,000 acres of range land, 164,000 acres or dryland farm ground and 20,000 acres of irrigated farmland. Crops include wheat, grain sorghum, forage sorghum, corn, sunflowers, alfalfa and soybeans. Ground water in Lipscomb is abundant. Lipscomb County is a member of North Plains Ground Water District #2. Residents in Lipscomb County live closer to five other State Capitals thatn they do the Texas State Capital. Employment includes: Agriculture, Ag. Business, Oil & Gas, Public School Education and County Government. The top five County Issues that were identified in the last Texas County Futures Forum are as follows: Economic Development and County Wide Community Cooperation.
Mission To provide research based educational information to the residents of the county thru educational programs, newsletters, mass media and one on one dialect. Programing efforts include Agriculture & Natural Resources, Home Economics and Youth Development.
Extension brings the resources of the Texas A&M University System to Lipscomb County. Educational programs conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension serve people of all ages, regardless of social economic level, race, color, sex, religion, handicap or national origin.