Texas A&M Agrilife Research

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    What We Do

    Texas A&M AgriLife Research pioneers knowledge about agriculture, natural resources and the life sciences to nourish health, strengthen communities and support economies.

    • 500+
      Doctoral level scientists across affiliated Texas A&M entities
    • $285.2M
      AgriLife Research annual research expenditures, fiscal year 2023
    • 240.2M
      Competitive grants awarded in fiscal year 2023
    • $10.8M
      AgriLife Research royalties from intellectual property, fiscal year 2022

    Collaborate with AgriLife Research

    Are you leading an emerging field of research in agriculture, natural resources or the life sciences? Please send us a message  to discuss potential collaborations and to help expand our growing list of emerging research areas.

    Four synergistic strategic priorities

    Texas A&M AgriLife Research operates with consideration to four interconnected strategic priorities. Each of these works synergistically with its three counterparts, as we must advance all to advance each.

    • Discover new innovations, technologies and science-based solutions to enhance agricultural and ecological systems and the life sciences.

    • Provide the translational research necessary to develop and produce high-quality, safe and sustainable food and fiber systems with local, national and global impacts.

    • various fruits and vegetables on display in a store

      Enhance the efficiency, profitability and resiliency of agriculture, natural resources and food systems in the state of Texas and the world.

    • A woman picking fruit in an orchard

      Discover, disseminate and facilitate the adoption of scientific evidence at the intersection of nutrition, human health and agriculture.

    Texas A&M AgriLife expands controlled environment horticulture initiatives

    Horticultural research remains at epicenter of growing field Jeff Bednar, owner/operator of Profound Foods in Fairview, is relatively new to controlled environment horticulture. It might surprise any visitor to his 10-acre farm — featuring 10,000 square feet, soon to be 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor growing systems — that he doesn’t have a…
    Aeroponically grown potatoes and mixed greens are shown as part of Dr. Shuyang Zhen’s research on Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 in College Station, Texas. (Sam Craft/Texas A&M AgriLife Marketing and Communications)
    Livestock show judging event

    Emerging research areas

    Advanced science and technology converge with top-level faculty and staff to fulfill AgriLife Research’s commitment to addressing the greatest emerging challenges to our food, feed and fiber systems. Harsher production environments and growing populations place increasing stresses on agriculture and natural resources. Learn about some of the emerging research areas that AgriLife Research has undertaken to address some of our most pressing issues.