Our work is geared to maintaining a healthy, peaceful, and productive society. A part of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M AgriLife programs have revolutionized cotton harvesting, improved irrigation systems, increased rice and other grain yields, and harnessed biomass for fuel. AgriLife teaching and training have markedly enhanced the body of knowledge available to agriculture and the life sciences and have greatly increased leadership and education in these fields. Texas A&M AgriLife touches lives in Texas and across the United States and reaches out to the global community.
What is AgriLife? It’s a simple word for a diverse organization. With teaching, research, extension, laboratory, and service facilities throughout Texas, the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the four Texas A&M AgriLife agencies serve people of all ages and backgrounds.
Texas A&M AgriLife comprises the following members of The Texas A&M University System, representing four of the seven state agencies and is overseen by the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences:
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research
- Texas A&M University:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (collaborations with AgriLife Extension and AgriLife Research)
- Texas A&M Forest Service
- Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Collaborating with members of The Texas A&M University System statewide — and with other public and private partners including Texas A&M System members: Prairie View A&M, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Kingsville, and West Texas A&M — we take on today’s most critical issues in agricultural production and economics, environmental stewardship, animal and public health, and energy development for the future.