Orange County

If you are wanting to sign up to volunteer for the Youth camps, please go to the registrations page and click on the link to volunteer for the specific camp.  The link below is to volunteer for the Orange County AgriLife in general.  Thank you.

I am interested in Volunteering with the Orange County AgriLife Extension Office.



2023-2024 4-H Year Begins September 1st.

The 2023-2024 4-H year officially kicks off September 1st, with early enrollment beginning August 15th.  Orange County 4-H of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is excited to welcome new and returning members to another year of 4-H programming and opportunity.

4-H is a club for youth ages 8 to 18 in grades 3rd through 12th. All youth can join 4-H for $25 each and will select one or many projects to participate in from the categories of agriculture and livestock, family and community health, leadership and citizenship, natural resources, and STEM. Community service, leadership, and scholarship opportunities are also included in the offerings of this program that reaches more than 550,000 youth in Texas each year.

Click on the 4-H tab for registration. Questions contact the office at 409.882.7010.

County Overview

Texas AgriLife Extension Service has a goal of providing Orange County with quality and relevant educational programs to meet the identified needs of the residents. Here you will find timely, helpful information that is scientifically based and unbiased for your use. Texas AgriLife Extension Service is involved in county partnerships to provide educational programs for Economic Development, Housing and Services for the Elderly, Education on Healthy Lifestyles and setting up local farmer’s markets. During the 2003-2004 Texas Community Futures Forum these issues were identified by residents of Orange County.

Orange County is located on Interstate 10 at the Texas-Louisiana border. It is bounded on the east by the Sabine River and on the west by the Neches River. The county encompasses 356 square miles and has a population of 84,966 as reported in the 2000 population estimate.

The manufacture of lumber and shingles was the first industrial development of Orange County, with cotton, cattle and agriculture also playing important parts in the early growth of the area. Shipbuilding boomed in Orange County beginning with World War II, but actually began before Civil War. During World War II the local shipbuilders were commissioned to build numerous ships for the war effort, during these years the population soared from 7,000 to 60,000.

Orange County offers everlasting variety of attractions, activities, organizations, businesses and industries in a setting of lush trees and flowing waterways!

If you need further information, or are interested in a topic not included in our web page, please contact our office through e-mail or phone and we will be happy to assist you!