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Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

We enhance global agriculture and natural resources by delivering innovative experiential learning, conducting relevant research and providing community and global service. The college is comprised of 45 faculty and staff members that build life-long relationships with each of our 2,500 students.

Mastering academic challenges is only part of a successful college experience. Developing interpersonal, leadership and social skills is also essential. To hone those skills, students can participate in numerous student organizations, conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member or join one of our competitive teams. Add the many other extracurricular opportunities on and around campus, and the essentials for becoming a society-ready graduate await you in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Teaching agricultural sciences has been an integral part of Tarleton from its founding in 1899. For its first 50 years, the school was known as John Tarleton Agricultural College.

Explore our three academic departments:

TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine MOA

As a Texas A&M University System member, Tarleton State University has a formal partnership via a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). Under this agreement, up to five additional students from Tarleton State University will be admitted each year to the TAMU CMV if they meet the academic requirements of the MOA program. Specific MOA requirements.

The number of students admitted to the DVM program from each of the four MOA universities is not limited to five each. Students from each of the MOA universities may apply and be admitted through the standard admissions progress outside of the MOA. Meeting the minimum criteria for admissions does not guarantee a student’s admission to the DVM Professional Program under an MOA. 

For questions about this program, please contact Dr. Barry Lambert, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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The Purple Tractor

The Purple Tractor is a merchandising teaching laboratory at Tarleton State University. It was created for students within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to learn how to make and market agricultural products including fresh and frozen meats, vegetables, and nursery plants. All products are produced by Tarleton students in Tarleton classrooms, barns, and fields. Proceeds from sales at The Purple Tractor help recoup the teaching expenses at our Agricultural Center, so that it all goes back to enhance the student experience.

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