Department of Agricultural Sciences

Lane Man of the Year

Dr. Lane wins "Man of The Year in Texas Agriculture"

The District 9 Texas Agricultural Agents Association was proud to recognize Dr. Robert A. Lane as our 2019 Man of The Year in Texas Agriculture. This recognition was presented during our TCAAA state conference held in Galveston, July 30th. Bobby Lane is widely known for his support of AgriLife Extension education and is always willing to assist our County Agents with a great variety of educational topics.

2019 Faculty Excellence

Dr. Kelley won 2019 SHSU Excellence in Service Award

Since joining the faculty in 1993, Dr. Stanley Kelley has established an outstanding career at SHSU. He was a past recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award and many local and national teaching awards, in addition to this, he has maintained a strong and solid service component in his daily life. Dr. Kelley’s commitment to service is shown in many capacities, including his outreach activities to enrich learning environments, industry alliances, partners in education, and his establishment of scholarship and educational endowments. These activities have been responsible for curating over $36 million to the university.

Agricultural Sciences Campaign

View the campaign video. SHSU Department of Agricultural Sciences Capital Campaign event.


SHSU BASS Team Wins Carhartt Bassmaster College Series

Jackson Carrell and Bryton Kurtz of Sam Houston State University win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at St. Lawrence River. Congratulations.They also secured a berth in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.

Fall 2019 Student Teachers

Fall 2019 Student Teachers

11 Student teachers in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources are changing lives every day during their field experience from August 26 to December 6.

About the Department's Programs

Ranked among the top U.S. non-Land Grant universities in enrollment and widely recognized for its outstanding academic programs, the SHSU Agricultural Sciences program offers a wide variety of educational centers to allow for experiential learning to complement concepts taught in the classroom.  Faculty and staff offices and lecture halls are housed in the newly constructed Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center.  With three greenhouses, raised garden beds, lab facilities and a state-of-the-art floral design lab, students in plant and soil science classes are always learning both established and new techniques.  The Harrell Agricultural Engineering Technology Center is perfectly designed for gaining practical knowledge in metal fabrication, electricity and electronics, hydraulics, alternative energy sources, construction and soil and water conservation.  The 1800-acre Gibbs Ranch, located just north of town, serves as a living laboratory for all aspects of animal science, soil fertility and pasture management, and wildlife ecology.