COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Texas A&M University recently announced an $850,000 financial commitment to help grow the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s poultry science department.

Patrick Stover, PhD, vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M and director of AgriLife Research, stated that the move was to draw new faculty to the program and implement infrastructure improvements for poultry research.

“We value the relationships built between the poultry industry and Texas A&M,” Stover said. “For many decades, Texas A&M has supported the industry through science and education and helped the industry improve its capacity and efficiency. These initial commitments by companies and individuals within poultry are testament to the mutually beneficial past, present and future shared by the university and our poultry partners.”

Stover added that the investments will come from individual donors and corporate partners in the industry. He said the upgrades also help graduate students in their career training and attract undergraduate students.

“Achieving this mission and goal for the food system will require all of Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife’s expertise in research, extension, education and service and support from industry stakeholders,” Stover said. “For a sustainable future, we must ensure that agriculture is the solution to human health, environmental health and economic health.”