Major Focus:

The broad mission of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, a unit of The Texas A&M University System, is to serve the citizens of Texas, the nation and world through research, education and service, which create vital economic, environmental and societal benefits. Our programs in the Panhandle will achieve and maintain pre-eminence in Texas and nearby states in cattle feedlot nutrition; water and air quality for concentrated animal feeding operations; wheat breeding and genetics; precision agriculture; integrated crop and livestock production systems; irrigation water management; crop physiology; plant pathology; and integrated pest management for grain crops.


Improve the quality of life for people and communities of the region through research and educational programs that improve productivity, quality, marketability, safety and profitability of agricultural products while sustaining or enhancing environmental quality and stewardship of natural resources. Investigate, discover, develop, evaluate and apply technology to sustain livestock and crop production in the Texas Panhandle and beyond.

Research Programs:

The Research Program objectives at Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Amarillo include:

  • Beef Cattle Nutrition and Health
  • Small Grains Improvement;
  • Environmental Quality and Natural Resource;
  • Pest Management and Plant Stress.
  • Cropping Systems and Bioenergy Crops.

Special Initiatives:

  • Agricultural Air Quality
  • Cropping Systems
  • Cattle Feeding with Distiller’s Grains
  • Ogallala Aquifer


  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Amarillo
  • West Texas A&M University, Canyon
  • USDA-ARS, Bushland
  • Consortium for Cattle Feeding & Environmental Sciences
  • Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium

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