The Stiles Farm Foundation is a 2,716 acre farm located in Thrall, Texas in eastern Williamson County. The farm is managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a living demonstration of research-based, profitable, and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices for the Texas Blackland Prairie.
The farm works with scientists and industry partners to create farm demonstrations and research trials evaluating new technologies, farming methods or equipment so producers can adopt the most beneficial practices. What makes Stiles Farm unique is our outreach and education efforts all happen on a commercially viable farm operation. The farm has to be profitable to survive and is faced with many of the same challenges as other dryland farms in the Texas Blacklands. This provides Stiles Farm a grassroots platform for promoting research driven agricultural practices.
Stiles Farm Handbook
Each year Stiles Farm publishes a handbook cataloging results of research and demonstrations held on the farm. The most recent books are below, with a listing of topics you will find in each one. For information on current and future projects on the farm, visit the research page.
- 2015 Stiles Farm Handbook
- 2014 Stiles Farm Handbook
- 2013 Stiles Farm Handbook
- 2012 Stiles Farm Handbook