School of Agricultural Sciences

New facilities at Gibbs Ranch

The new Gibbs Ranch Education and Research Center is under construction. Please visit and for details.

Mr. Edgar Reeves was inducted into Wall of Honor

Mr. Edgar Reeves was inducted into the School of Agricultural Sciences Wall of Honor on December 2, 2021

Mr. Joe Folk was inducted into Wall of Honor

Mr. Joe Folk was inducted into the School of Agricultural Sciences Wall of Honor on December 2, 2021

Student Teachers_Spring 2022

The School of Agricultural Sciences began certifying high school agriculture teachers in 1920, one of the first two universities in Texas to do so. More than 100 years later, 17 students are completing the student teaching requirement while daily serving as a “teacher of life first, and a teacher of agriculture second”. We are grateful to our partner schools and mentor teachers who helping them become a better teacher every day: A&M Consolidated (Hannah Lewandowski); College Station (Erin Stutts); Columbia (Jessica Lambert); Fort Bend Dulles (Bonnie Beard); Fredericksburg (Erica McMurray); Groveton (Christy Ecord); Huntsville (Amanda Ermis); Leon (DeAnna Bowdoin); Madisonville (Laurie Babar and Danny Foster); Montgomery (Dusty Norman); Onalaska (Adam Graham and Jessica Graham); Porter (Chase Chaffin); Tomball (Meagan Moriarty and Sommer Thomas)

About the School of Agricultural Sciences

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.