Texas AgriLife Research

Texas AgriLife Research

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Texas AgriLife Research

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logo_caption = Official Texas AgriLife Research logo (2008)

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formed = 1887
jurisdiction = Texas
headquarters = College Station, Texas
employees = 1015 full-time, 1654 part-timecite web |url=http://agextension.tamu.edu/report/FY08_Qtr1Research.pdf |title=FTE State Employee Quarterly Report Texas AgriLife Research (#556) for the Quarter Ending November 30, 2007 |publisher=Texas AgriLife Research |accessdate=2008-01-14 ]
budget = $153 million (FY 2007)cite web |url=http://tamusystem.tamu.edu/agencies/taes.html |title=Texas AgriLife Research |publisher=Texas A&M University System |accessdate=2008-01-15 ]
chief1_name = Dr. Mark Hussey
chief1_position = Director
chief2_name = Dr. William A. "Bill" Dugas
chief2_position = Deputy Director
chief3_name = Dr. Bill McCutchen
chief3_position = Deputy Associate Director
parent_agency = Texas A&M AgriLife
website = http://agriliferesearch.tamu.edu/
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Texas AgriLife Research is the agricultural and life sciences research agency of Texas and a part of the Texas A&M University System. Formerly named Texas Agricultural Research Service, the agency's name was changed January 1, 2008 as part of a rebranding of Texas A&M AgriLife (formerly Texas A&M Agriculture).

The agricultural experiment station division is headquartered at Texas A&M's flagship campus in College Station, Texas. Texas AgriLife Research serves all 254 Texas counties and operates thirteen research centers throughout the state, located in the following cities:

*Corpus Christi
*El Paso
*San Angelo

Texas AgriLife Research specialists in beef cattle have produced the world's largest set of gene-mapping resources for beef cattle and have cloned what is believed to be the first animal—a calf—specifically cloned for disease resistance.

Facts from webpage

*FY 2003 budget: $128,866,279
*Products of Texas AgriLife Research research result in a 30 to 50 percent return on investment.
*The agency generates 41 percent of the Texas A&M University System's royalty income from commercialization of technology.
*The agency received more than $56 million in contract and grant awards for fiscal year 2002.


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