This paper analyzes data from a survey of Extension Agents in the Southern Great Plains. The survey explores agents' views on climate change, interactions with their constituents, and information needs regarding climate change and beef cattle production in the region. The vulnerability and resiliency of beef cattle production systems in the region are affected at the macro level by key social institutions and at the micro level by knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of agents and producers. This paper is an effort to better understand the social factors that contribute to system vulnerability and resilience. The paper explores socio-cultural dimensions influencing attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding climate change and ultimately management practices. A survey was administered to Extension Agents in the region exploring attitudes regarding climate change. We explore the notions of habitus, self- and cultural identity, place, social/ knowledge networks, as explanatory possibilities. The implications of this research will inform capacity-building resources, including decision-making support, as well as adaptation and mitigation management practices that will assist and empower producers and other stakeholders in the region to employ risk- and evidence- based information in their decision-making.