The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas aims to serve as a rural-urban interface connecting Texans to their food sources, environmental sustainability and healthy living.
Texas A&M AgriLife on Tuesday hosted a grand opening of the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas renovated campus, which aims to serve as a rural-urban interface connecting Texans to their food sources, environmental sustainability and healthy living.
“Agriculture must become integral to urban culture,” said Patrick Stover, Ph.D., vice-chancellor of Texas A&M Agrilife, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “With today’s technologies and centers like the Dallas Center, we have the potential to meet expectations and feed the world with nutritious food that prevents disease and is environmentally sustainable.”
The Dallas center features a new 60,000-square-foot Urban Agriculture and Forestry Building with research laboratories, plant tissue culture facilities and advanced rooftop research greenhouses. Its curved design and smart glass installations take advantage of the sun’s path in daily heating and cooling for energy efficiency. The headquarters houses center administration, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists.
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