We Educate 21st Century Leaders
By listening to leaders, students and families, we have been creating academic programs tailored to meet demand. That’s why graduates of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences enter a vast range of careers that combine a bright financial outlook with adventure and creativity.
For example, to address the Texas winemaking industry’s urgent need for qualified professionals, we have created a new enology and viticulture program. In our newly revamped beef cattle program, students are learning the latest advances in cattle reproduction, nutrition, genetics, health and welfare as well as food quality and safety. Aggies in all our 100+ academic programs benefit from internships and study abroad experiences as well as from professors’ patent-winning discoveries and collaborations. Our alumni serve as advocates for the agriculture industry, government leaders, engineers and scientists. They work in rural communities and the largest metropolitan areas.
Your support enables this high-quality education. With your support, we can continue to hire the best educators and researchers. We can continue to provide students with scholarships and first-rate equipment and training.
We Pursue Purpose-Driven Science
In many ways a thriving and productive state, Texas also suffers from an epidemic of chronic diseases, small profit margins for agricultural producers, and a sense of decline in rural communities.
By advancing precision agriculture and nutrition, big-data analysis and human behavioral research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research is working to solve the problems of producers, families, communities and decision makers. To help promote public health, our researchers are creating a rigorous evidence base that links food and nutrient intakes to disease prevention. We employ brand-new technology to study people’s food choices in ways that were never before possible. We help maintain global coffee production. Our numerous other projects — 500+ per year — include developing uniquely Texan foods such as sweet onions, mild jalapeños and edible cottonseed, and breeding crops that defy pests and drought.
When you support Texas A&M AgriLife, you help find solutions. You help ensure that our scientists and students have the best equipment, facilities and funding to continue their work. You also allow us to attract and retain top scientists.
We Strengthen Our Urban and Rural Communities
Throughout the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents address problems in agriculture and natural resources, disaster recovery, economic development, family and community health, and youth development. Each year we provide thousands of research-based programs, tools and resources that help people improve their lives.
One such program is Texas 4-H, which annually teaches 500,000 Texas kids about agriculture, engineering, leadership, nature and science. Texas A&M AgriLife is also a partner in Healthy Texas, a statewide collaboration to lessen the burden of chronic disease. Our physical activity education events alone have an annual economic impact of about $233 million. Our other programs include The Gardens at Texas A&M University, a place where anyone can learn about gardening and nature, and Water University in Dallas, which offers free courses and advice on water conservation. Far beyond Texas, farmers are lifted out of poverty and hunger through the work of our Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. Our overall goals include working to help agriculture become more responsive and profitable and to create better guidelines for food policy and nutrition.
With your support, we can continue to offer guidance to people in Texas and beyond.