Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Building Room 206
T: 512.245.2130 F: 512.245.3320

The Department of Agriculture at Texas State prepares students to work as professionals in the agriculture industry, in leadership and management positions, and in educational settings such as community colleges or public schools. The department offers an emphasis on teaching development with research possibilities. The campus is located near the Freeman Center, a 3,500-acre, university-operated teaching and research ranch that provides a unique learning environment. Agricultural education has a long history at this university. When Southwest Texas State Normal School (now Texas State University) was created in 1899, it was charged with the responsibility of teaching agriculture to teachers who were training to work in rural schools. Today, agricultural education students enjoy a unique education experience with practical, hands-on classes combined with valuable educational insight. A variety of courses are offered such as Research Methods, Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Philosophy of Agricultural Education, and Methods of Technological Change, all of which help build a strong foundation to a successful career in agricultural education.

Angirasa, Aditi K, Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley, Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Univ of Missouri-Columbia

Cade, Tina Marie, Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dey, Madan Mohan, Chair - Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., University of the Philippines

Mix, Kenneth D, Associate Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas State University

Morrish, Douglas G, Associate Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Richardson, Carl R, Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Univ of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Wagner, Nicole Catherine, Senior Lecturer, Agriculture, Ph.D., Montana State University

Wakefield, Dexter Bernard, Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Purdue University Main Campus