Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct approximately 580 projects each year, with more than $190 million in research funding. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.
AgriLife Research has 550 doctoral-level scientists spanning many disciplines, from genetics and genomics to air and water quality. The annual economic gains from investments in Texas’s public agricultural research are estimated at more than $1 billion. By collaborating with other institutions and agencies, commodity groups, and private industry, AgriLife Research is helping to strengthen the state’s position in the global marketplace by meeting modern challenges through innovative solutions.
- Established: 1887
- Number of research projects: 582
- 2010 research funding: $199.6 million
- Number of centers or divisions: 13
- FY 2011 operating budget: $187.1 million