Jasper County is the Butterfly Capital of Texas — because of the monarch butterfly migration through East Texas every spring and fall. The monarch butterfly is the state insect of Texas.
For recommended planting dates, click here: Jasper County Vegetable Growing Guide and click on the Agriculture tab for more publications you can download and print.
Keep up with us on FACEBOOK; click on the links below and then LIKE our two Jasper County agents’ pages:
For Agriculture: facebook.com/Jasperagriculture
For Health & Wellness: facebook.com/jaspercountyfcs
Our temporary office while the courthouse annex is remodeled is at 103 E. Houston, St., Jasper, TX 75951, across from the southwest corner of the courthouse. Our phone number remains the same, 409-384-3721, and our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Jasper County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension services offers a variety of educational outreach services including programs such as Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Master Wellness; 4-H and youth education; health and nutrition education; and Ag and natural resources programs.
Jasper Farmers Market is Saturday mornings during the growing season, May – November (closes in
August), 8 to 11 a.m. near the intersection of Hwy 190 and 96 in Jasper. Call our office at 409-384-3721 for details. Vendor forms for 2015 are under the farmers market tab.
Jasper County is located in East Texas and the county seat, Jasper, is 115 miles northeast of Houston and 23 miles west of the Sabine River and Louisiana. It lies half way between Beaumont and Lufkin. Jasper is surrounded by numerous rivers, national and state forests for fishing, hunting, camping and boating, and three major lakes, Lake Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend and Steinhagen, also known as Dam B. It is home to Martin Dies Jr. State Park, and a state fish hatchery near Brookeland.
The 4-H program in Jasper County offers a variety of activities for youth who are in third grade through 19 years of age. The Jasper County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is in March. Click on the 4-H tab for newsletters and links to state 4-H websites.
Jasper County ranks as one of the biggest producers of forestry-related products in all of Texas based on gross receipts from timber production. The County is fairly diversified agriculturally with producers in beef cattle, hay production, row crops, nurseries and hunting leases. It is our goal to provide quality research-based information, educational programs and technical assistance to the people of Jasper County.