About the Center
Howdy and Welcome.
The Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management is dedicated to providing critical research-based tools and resources to land managers and producers. We accomplish this through our strategic partnerships across all of Texas A&M AgriLife, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.
After years of strategic planning guided by expert stakeholders across the state, the Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management is thrilled to have our boots on the ground and our team in the field conducting research, building relationships and serving the producers of Texas.
As we move forward, the Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management will provide a framework to bring together the breadth of expertise within the Texas A&M system to address current, on-the-ground issues facing producers, as well as industry-level challenges that impact grazing lands and ranch enterprises in Texas and beyond.
This is an exciting time for those of us in the fields of livestock production and grazing lands management. Together, we can advance resource stewardship, boost economic resiliency and improve the health of Texans through sustainable food systems. We are excited to have you join us in advancing this mission.
Jeff Goodwin, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management
What Drives Us
The Livestock and Ranching Steering Committee is comprised of 19 highly regarded and experienced ranchers across Texas who provide insight and guidance on Center for Grazingland and Ranch Management research and outreach priority areas to effectively address the complex challenges facing the ranching community.
Austin Brown III
General Manager/Partner, Brown Ranches & Landair, Inc.
Former Vice President and General Manager of Ranching and Wildlife, King Ranch, Inc.
Owner/Operator, Diebel Cattle Company
Owner/Operator, GKG Land and Cattle
Justin Gleghorn, Ph.D.
Director of Value Management, Cactus Feeders
Owner, Link Cattle Company
President, J.D. Hudgins, Inc.
McAdams Cattle Company
Manager, McFaddin Enterprises
Owner/Operator, Frank and Sims Price Ranch
Executive Director, 100 Ranchers
General Manager, La Babia Cattle Company
Executive Vice President of Regional Lending, Prosperity Bank
Texas A&M University System Advisory Board
Center Advisory Board is comprised of members across the Texas A&M University System. Ultimately, the Livestock and Ranching Committee defines “what” the Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management prioritizes, and the Center Advisory Board provides internal guidance on “how” we implement these strategies with a Texas A&M system-wide focus.