As part of our land-grant mission, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications is member of Texas A&M AgriLife, serving the state through research, Extension and outreach. Our research scientists and Extension experts are committed to developing innovative solutions and disseminating resources. Through the pursuit of agricultural education, leadership development and enhanced science communication, our faculty provide premier thought leadership to guide decision-making, helping people and communities thrive.
As a founding pillar of Texas’s land-grant university, our department continues to innovate, teach future leaders and support stakeholders across the state. We collaborate with various state agencies, universities, government organizations and industry groups around the world to develop and disseminate impactful research and Extension programs.
Developing Informative Solutions through Research
Our researchers are creating solutions to improve the lives of people and communities in urban and rural areas, working to make food products, quality education and scientific information more available and accessible.
Serving Texas Consumers and Communities
Our Extension unit strives to lead, both nationally and regionally, in the development and delivery of innovative education and applied research programs. We aim to share information to help build healthy, thriving communities.
Research Centers, institutes and Labs
We have faculty in each of these spaces conducting innovative research and outreach to aid in the informed decision making and empowerment of consumers, communities, organizations and businesses.
- Science Communications Lab
- Virtual Reality Lab
- Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
- Center for Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University
ALEC Research and Extension
Repairing the leaky pipeline in science communication
A new initiative led by Dr. Holli Leggette and Dr. Gary Wingenbach, along with collaborators in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will help students communicate and influence factual public discourse around agricultural science.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension
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.