Our department is home to more than 600 students, led by 35+ faculty and staff with expertise in the biological sciences, social and human dimensions, and policy and Extension, to generate sound scientific research, facilitate meaningful science-based discussions and train students to the highest caliber. We continue to be a trusted resource to landowners, natural resource professionals, policymakers and other valued stakeholders, like you. Collectively, these efforts serve to realize the Land-grant mission as described through our three focus areas—teaching, research and Extension.
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David Baltensperger, Ph.D.
The mission of the Soil & Crop Sciences department is to promote the wise use, management, and stewardship of soil, plant, and water resources by preparing students for careers in soil, plant, and environmentally related disciplines; discovering new scientific knowledge and developing associated technologies to sustain environmentally sound and economically profitable production systems; and ensuring the efficient extension of technological developments to user clientele and society in general.
Our vision is to be the best at providing the world with sustainable food, feed, fiber, and fuel in a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment through discovery, education, and application.
Soil and Crop Sciences in the News
Clayton Moore: Seventh generation farmer sees future in hemp
A student choosing to attend Texas A&M University when they come from generations of Aggies is probably no surprise. As a seventh-generation farmer, senior Clayton Moore’s choice of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Soil and Crop Sciences was also probably not an unexpected one.
Space biology and the out-of-this-world exploration of plant stress
A Texas A&M AgriLife plant scientist is joining the space race, of a sort, by helping to understand how plants can survive in space to support human space exploration.