AgriLife Research in real-world production environments across Texas

Texas A&M AgriLife Research operates several research workinglands — real farm and ranch operations where world-class scientists test emerging research, technologies and production methods.

AgriLife Research workinglands aim to simulate the production conditions that Texas farms and ranches face each day, making our leading-edge discoveries and innovations directly applicable to healthier lives, livelihoods and environments across the state.

Learn more about the AgriLife Research Workinlands below.

Explore AgriLife Research Workinglands

  • A mansion in focus behind a sprawling out-of-focus vinyard

    The Thomas Ranch encompasses more than 2,200 square acres between Montgomery and Grimes counties. It serves as a natural space for agriculture and natural resources research, teaching and gatherings.

  • The McGregor Research Center encompasses 6,372 acres of native and introduced research pastureland in Central Texas, supporting thriving livestock and cropping sectors across the state and beyond.

Research Across Texas

In addition to our research workinglands, AgriLife Research supports new discoveries across institutes and partnership initiatives; academic departments in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Texas A&M University System campuses with AgriLife Research joint appointments; and more.

Greenhouse in an open field of tall prairie grass
a woman in protective clothing examines a sample through a microscope

Research and Researchers at TAMU Scholars

For a comprehensive look at published research across AgriLife Research, the agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife and The Texas A&M University System — as well as information on our research faculty — visit TAMU Scholars online.