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 more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. 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 approximately 550 doctoral-level scientists spanning many disciplines, from genetics and genomics to air and water quality. 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: 587
- 2016 research funding: $206.9 million
- Number of centers or divisions: 13
- FY 2017 operating budget: $195.9 million