Animal Science Facilities and Livestock Farm

Through this mutually beneficial partnership, you will have the opportunity to provide product information to local crop producers and develop quality publications to provide recognition to participating scientists. The new Northeast Texas Agricultural Research Facility and 163-acre Blackland farm is a dynamic hub for agricultural research, teaching, economic development and knowledge transfer initiatives in the fields of agronomy and horticulture. CCRI will be strengthened with continued collaboration among all entities by providing a connection between teaching, extension and research.


By studying or working at the University's Equine Center under supervision of faculty and staff, students improve their skills and understanding of horses. Also, students learn how the University Farm acreage is managed, e.g., production of horse-quality hay and the responsible use of natural resources.

Row-Crop Research Farm

The Row-Crop Research Farm is located approximately five miles north of campus in the small community of Fairlie, TX. The Farm is leased by Cereal Crops Research, Inc. for use by the School of Agriculture as well as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The farm's major uses are education and research.

Education is provided through one of the department's courses, PLS 420 – Crop Production Practicum.  This course provides the student the unique opportunity to plant, manage and harvest a 10-acre wheat or cotton crop.  The student learns how to operate farm equipment and machinery and all the steps involved in managing a crop.  This experience is invaluable because many of the students who enroll in the course are from a non-farm background.  Students completing this course are often sought after by agricultural industry employers.  Cereal Crops Research, Inc. funds the student's input and absorbs any financial loss.

Through research, the farm serves the interests of regional farmers and the agricultural industry.  Data collected from trials on fertilizers, pesticides, and varieties are passed on to the farmers.  The results guide farmers as to which products will perform best in this part of the state.  This program saves farmers in Northeast Texas time, money, and effort since they can rely on student research and results rather than testing individual products on their own farms.

Researchers and Faculty

Vegetable Research Center

At our Vegetable Research Center, we conduct research of various types, including variety trials, fertilization techniques, minimum-input trials, and evaluation of various methods of disease and pest control. Harvested vegetables are available either as fresh produce or canned vegetables and salsas, when available, through the university blueberry farm.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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