Source: AgriLife Today
Texas A&M AgriLife 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.
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.
In addition to AgriLife Research and AgriLife Extension, the Dallas Center houses members of the Texas A&M Forest Service as well as Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute. These entities work collaboratively, and they undertake initiatives for improving urban agriculture and forestry, water and land resources, and healthy living for all Texans.