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, protect natural resources and support economies.

    Agency at a glance

    • 500+
      Doctoral level scientists across affiliated Texas A&M entities
    • $255.3M
      AgriLife Research annual research expenditures, fiscal year 2022
    • 240.2M
      Competitive grants awarded in fiscal year 2023
    • $10.8M
      AgriLife Research royalties from intellectual property, fiscal year 2022

    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.

    Changing the world through the science of soil

    Julie Howe’s mission to explore and advance agricultural solutions  As an undergraduate bioenvironmental sciences major, Julie Howe ’95 ’99 wasn’t interested in taking the required introductory soil science class. But what she learned about soil opened her eyes to potential solutions to many of our society’s greatest environmental challenges. From exploring ways to hone the…
    Dr. Julie Howe on Tuesday, Aug 29, 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.