Led by Dr. Bill Dugas, Acting Vice Chancellor and Acting Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife provides teaching, research, extension, and service to the state of Texas and beyond.
A part of the Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, Texas A&M AgriLife comprises the following agencies: Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas A&M Forest Service, and the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. These agencies conduct vital research and outreach and provide critical services to Texans, while also reaching across the globe to improve agriculture and natural resources.
As dean, Dr. Dugas also oversees the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, one of the largest colleges of its kind in the nation. Texas A&M AgriLife also collaborates with other schools of agriculture throughout the state, all members of The Texas A&M University System: Prairie View A&M, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Kingsville, and West Texas A&M.
In addition, AgriLife Administrative Services, AgriLife Information Technology, and AgriLife Communications, as well as the Offices of Federal Relations and External Relations, provide support to more than 5,000 AgriLife employees statewide.
Together, we are serving Texans and our global neighbors, providing solutions, and educating future leaders in agriculture and the life sciences.