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.
About Our Research Scientists
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.
Current Research Projects
From water use efficiency to developing a new biofuel that is economically competitive with current fuel prices, AgriLife researchers are certainly making a difference in our world. For example, a team of crop genetics faculty is working to help farmers achieve advanced productivity and higher water-use efficiency than ever before. Their efforts underscore significantly less groundwater resources being pumped from the Ogallala Aquifer. To read more about selected projects, see our current research priorities below.
Our current research priorities include:
- disease prevention
- land use
- food & nutrition
- insect-vectored diseases
- new crops
- pests & invasive plants
- livestock & plant genetics
- 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