About the Center at Amarillo

Research, teaching, education and service

Research, Extension and Educational Services for Texans, the Nation and World

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, a member of The Texas A&M University System, serves the citizens of Texas, the nation and the world through research, education and extension services, which create vital economic, environmental and societal benefits.

Our programs in the Panhandle work toward pre-eminence in Texas and nearby states in several key areas:

  • Cattle feedlot nutrition
  • Integrated crop and livestock production systems
  • Integrated pest management for grain crops
  • Water and air quality for concentrated animal feeding operations; wheat breeding and genetics
  • Irrigation water management; crop physiology
  • Precision agriculture
  • Plant pathology


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.

Looking for Extension services?

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo is the administrative office for AgriLife Extension District I, spanning 21 counties in the Texas Panhandle. For general inquiries and assistance from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension experts, please contact your county office.

One of 13 research and extension centers across Texas

The center at Amarillo is one of 13 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension centers across the state. Each regional center addresses agriculture, life sciences and natural resources issues that are relevant to the food and commodities thriving where we operate. The centers also collaborate statewide on a range of teaching, research and extension initiatives. Each of the regional centers is administrated by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and houses faculty and staff from a range of organizations within The Texas A&M University System.