Department of Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Beverly USDA Award

We would like to thank WCTractor and New Holland for delivering a new tractor for the SHSU Department of Agricultural Sciences - Gibbs Ranch.

Pictured left to right: Alvin Kimec, Assistant Agricultural Resources Manager, Gibbs Ranch; Nic Lynch, Product Specialist WCTractor; Steve Budge, Ag Service Specialist WCTractor; Jonathan Marshall, Territory Manager New Holland; James Felts, Outside Sales Representative, WCTractor; Dr Bobby Lane, Professor, Dept of Agricultural Sciences; Dennis Stepp, Agricultural Resources Manager, Gibbs Ranch; Dr Doug Ullrich, Professor & Chair, Dept of Agricultural Sciences; Aaron Sandel, Assistant Rodeo Coach & Farm Hand, Gibbs Ranch. We look forward to a long relationship in offering equipment and forage demonstrations to local land owners in our joint efforts with WCTractor and New Holand.

US Poultry foundation

Dr. Kelley received $7,000 from USPOULTRY foundation for youth outreach, recruitment, and retention

Dr. Kelley received $7,000 from the USPOULTRY Foundation for the Department of Agricultural Sciences youth outreach, recruitment, and retention. The award was made possible from the USPOULTRY Foundation through a gift given in part by Jerry and Cherie Moye.

Agricultural Sciences Campaign

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

SHSU BASS Team

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.

Spring 2020 Student Teachers

Spring 2020 Student Teachers

22 Student teachers in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources are changing lives every day during their field experience from January 26 to May 1.

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.