The Ochiltree County Extension is an arm of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, which teaches Texans by extending research-based knowledge to benefit their families and communities. The Extension offers science based information on agriculture, healthy living, and provides educational opportunities through 4-H.
Ochiltree County is in the far northern Panhandle, bordered on the north by Oklahoma, on the east by Lipscomb County, on the south by Roberts County, and on the west by Hansford County. The county is in the heart of the High Plains. The area was named for William Beck Ochiltree, a Republic of Texas judge, secretary of treasury, and an officer in the army of the Confederacy.
Ochiltree County possesses a diversified economy centered around agriculture, oil, and gas. The rich clay and loam soils support abundant native grasses as well as wheat, grain sorghum, corn, cotton, and alfalfa. Cattle feedlot operations,large scale commercial swine feeding, agribusinesses, and oilfield services also add to the local economy.
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