Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the leading research and technology development agency in Texas for agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Our discoveries yield economic, environmental, and health benefits that are key to our state’s success and vital to the lives of its citizens.
AgriLife Research ranks among the top U.S. agricultural research entities with more than 500 initiatives each year in agriculture, natural resources, and life sciences. Our statewide research presence is headquartered in College Station — a central hub for collaboration with scientists and research staff at Texas A&M University System campuses and 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers across Texas.
These priority requests to the Texas Legislature seek support for AgriLife Research exceptional items — initiatives that seek to address urgent challenges facing Texas agriculture.
Increasing Texas A&M AgriLife Research capability: Infrastructure and graduate student support
Texas A&M AgriLife Research aims to invest in infrastructure upgrades as well as the training of young scientists to better meet the needs of Texas’ agricultural research priorities. AgriLife Research lab space and equipment are critical components of the agency’s ability to serve the citizens of Texas. Top-notch research infrastructure ensures the state’s economic competitiveness and excellence in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences.
Rebuilding the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon after tornado damage
On May 4, 2022, an F3 tornado, a third of a mile wide, directly hit the texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon and Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed, spreading debris over a 5- to 10-mile area. Most buildings, along with research and extension equipment, were damaged or destroyed. The direct hit severely impacted the operations of Foundation Seed along with ongoing research and extension programming for the Rolling Plains region.
Agriculture and Life Sciences Building
600 John Kimbrough Boulevard, Suite 512
College Station, Texas 77843