Aligned with our land-grant mission, the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is an integral part of Texas A&M AgriLife, dedicated to serving the state through innovative research, impactful Extension initiatives, and widespread outreach efforts. BAEN Extension specialists and program specialists engage in collaborative applied research, technology transfer and extension/outreach education addressing critical issues related to conservation and protection of water resources; water use efficiency and profitability in production agriculture; and practical and environmentally sustainable management of wastewater, stormwater and agricultural wastes. The BAEN team collaborates on cross- disciplinary and multi-agency programs to address the Grand Challenges of water, food and energy security, while providing high-quality, relevant Extension programs (and CEU opportunities) for local and regional audiences.
As a founding pillar of Texas’s land-grant university, our department continues to innovate, teach future leaders and support stakeholders across the state. We collaborate with various state agencies, universities, government organizations and industry groups around the world to develop and disseminate impactful research and Extension programs.
On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF)
Our mission is to provide information on the technologies available for managing wastewater so people can make informed decisions when selecting, operating, and maintaining their onsite wastewater treatment system.
Water My Yard Program
This app invites users to create a profile and receive weekly customized yard/grass water recommendations that tell them how long to run their irrigation systems.
Texas Animal Manure Management Issues
Texas Animal Manure Management Issues (TAMMI) website is an electronic informational clearinghouse, developed and designed with a mission to provide agricultural waste management education and information on demand.
School of Irrigation
The School of Irrigation conducts research and educational programs supporting the Texas Irrigation Industry. It is administered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Research in the News
Faculty, and specialists honored for agricultural engineering excellence
Faculty within the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service were recently recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, ASABE, for their contributions in the field.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premiere research agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Through Texas A&M AgriLife Research, we conduct hundreds of projects spanning many scientific disciplines to deliver life-sustaining and industry-changing impacts to citizens throughout Texas and around the world. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. We value people, programs and partnerships.