Sent on behalf of Dr. Cliff Lamb, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and Dr. Rick Avery, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Last week, The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents voted to approve construction of a new, $30 million home for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, which will move the center’s location to West Texas A&M University at Canyon. The construction is expected to be completed in spring 2024.
The location is on the northeast corner of the West Texas A&M University campus and will accompany the West Texas A&M Agricultural Sciences Complex; the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences building; the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research and Outreach, VERO, building; and the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory building. Close proximity to these facilities and personnel will allow for greater collaboration and help serve the needs of the region.
Texas A&M AgriLife’s land-grant mission, combined with the educational and research mission of West Texas A&M, creates a positive integration for agricultural research, extension, education and service. We know this will allow for the Center to continue serving the Panhandle and create new opportunities for growth in both AgriLife Research and AgriLife Extension.
We will continue to keep you updated as this project advances, and we appreciate your support of our land-grant mission and collaboration of our two agencies.
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service