agriculture and life sciences college

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences works across multiple fronts to improve your food, health and environment through innovation, education and discovery. Leading by example is ingrained in our practical approach to research and in our strong focus on experiential learning. We lead by example by living the land-grant mission each day through our teaching, research, extension and service programs.


Create The Gardens at Texas A&M University ($40 million)

This 40-acre public teaching and research garden on West Campus will allow faculty and students to educate the public on sustainable food production, urban landscapes, protecting our environment and conserving our natural resources. Phase I, the Leach Teaching Gardens will open in 2018. Visit for more information. Naming opportunities begin at $100,000.

Advance initiatives that feed our world ($40 million)

From genetics and plant and animal breeding, to nutrition education and international development, feeding our world requires more than just producing more food. It involves developing better plant varieties using cutting-edge technology, increasing the use of sustainable farming practices to protect our land and water supply, decreasing food loss and waste after harvest, and educating communities on the power of proper nutrition, both locally and abroad. Examples of programs that address this global grand challenge include the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Pathway to the Plate Initiative, the Agriculture and Food Policy Center, and the Center for Coffee Research and Education. Endowed support for these programs begins at $500,000

Support the Biodiversity Science Collections ($40 million)

These collections hold more than 1 million specimens from Texas, Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico, and South America. The collections are used by scientists and educators ranging from anthropology to zoology, from local school to international research centers. However, the collections are at risk due to lack of a proper museum building, perpetually low operating funds and lack of assistant curatorial staff. Funding for this beloved institution is paramount to ensure that these irreplaceable collections remain accessible to users throughout Texas and beyond. You can support the collections with a $100,000 endowed gift.

Provide high impact experiences for students ($10 million)

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences focuses on pairing academics with application. Striving to enhance a strong base of classroom excellence with hands-on experiences in the field, our students graduate more prepared to meet the global challenges of today…and tomorrow. Programs include the Agricultural & Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program, study abroad, Texas A&M Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates and the Rural Entrepreneurship Program. Endowed support begins at $50,000.

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Growing The Gardens

Texas A&M University will soon be home to a 40-acre garden that will educate and rejuvenate Aggies for generations to come.

To support the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Mark Klemm.

mark klemm

Mark Klemm ’81

Assistant Vice President for Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 845-9582

Mark is the assistant vice president for development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Over the past four years, Mark has successfully managed the planning and public launch of the $4 billion Lead by Example campaign. Mark works closely with Dean Mark Hussey to oversee the major gift development activity for AgriLife programs.