Where rural meets urban
Here at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Stephenville, we house scientific research, public outreach, and educational programming to advance innovation in agriculture, entomology, ecosystems, and dairy production. We focus on opportunities and challenges where rural and urban interests intersect regionally, nationally, and globally.
Throughout the last 35 years our Entomology program has addressed producer problems arising from pest pressure on field crops, and lately, we have focused on the bermudagrass stem maggot and red imported fire ant.
Dairy is an important industry, especially for North Central Texas. Our Center’s research focuses on numerous aspects of dairy production: from forage production, cow nutrition, to cow comfort, and environmental challenges.
The Genomics and Microbiology Program is diverse, with projects centered on bacteria, archaea, and eukaryota, ranging from studies on single genes or organisms to studies on whole genomes and metagenomes.
Peanut Breading and Genetics
The peanut breeding and genetics program in Stephenville has a rich history dating back over 75 years. Today we are focused on using the latest technologies to produce improved peanut cultivars.
Our research focuses on cultivated, rangeland and native grasslands. These include savannas in Texas, South America, and Africa.
Central Texas Native Seeds
The Stephenville Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center hosts the Central Texas Native Seeds program primarily with field trials. These include regional native grass and forb accession characterization and evaluation and initial seed production before commercialization.