Austin, TX 78711
The Texas Department of Agriculture’s mission is to partner with all Texans to make Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, fortify our economy, empower rural communities, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate winning strategies for rural, suburban and urban Texas through exceptional service and the common threads of agriculture in our daily lives.
Agriculture is an integral aspect of Texas life. The cowboy comes to mind when recalling Texas, which is fitting, as Texas is the top ranked state for cattle and calf production. Texas also ranks 1st in cotton, sheep and goats, wool and mohair, hay production and total livestock production.