Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premiere research agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Through Texas A&M AgriLife Research, we conduct hundreds of projects spanning many scientific disciplines to deliver life-sustaining and industry-changing impacts to citizens throughout Texas and around the world. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. With a vast network of 250 county extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. We value people, programs and partnerships.
As part of our land-grant mission, the Department of Animal Science is a member of Texas A&M AgriLife, serving the state through research, extension and outreach. Our research scientists and extension experts are committed to improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products.
Our applied science research programs have an immediate application to Texas animal agriculture. Through our basic science research, we provide the foundation for scientific information to impact further discoveries.
The Texas AgriLife Extension Animal Science unit is composed of faculty helping Texans learn about animal science through teaching research-based technologies.
Students, faculty and researchers in the Department of Animal Science have access to state-of-the-art facilities to support teaching, research and extension activities. These centers and labs allow students to learn about animal science through hands-on activities.