Agriculture Center

Agriculture Center

The Agriculture Center was a 13.28 acre property located along northbound Interstate 45.

The site is southwest of the the Horticulture Center, and Holleman Field. The center is bordered on the northwest by Robinson Creek.

Structures at the site included the following:

Student lived and worked at this "in-town" college farm in several roles and functions, including meat processing, feed mixing, and operating the college dairy. Living quarters were contained in the Animal Husbandry Building.

Two silos existed on the property, situated between the Dairy Building and Feed Formulation Building, but were never filled to full capacity. They were later dismantled and removed, with at least one moved to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Eastham Unit [3].

A tunnel under Interstate 45 connected the center with the university's dairy pasture and rodeo grounds. That land was later converted to Raven Nest Golf Club.

In Summer 2007 the property was in negotiations to be sold with plans to include two hotels and a conference center at the site [1]; the project that was to be completed in December 2007 eventually fell through [2].



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  • 1969-71:

    • Abattoir Building constructed

    • Animal Husbandry Building constructed

    • Dairy Buildings constructed

    • Farm Power Machinery Building constructed

    • Feed Formulation Building constructed

    • Horse Management Building constructed

    • Layer and Breeder Building constructed

    • Poultry Laboratory constructed

    • Swine Laboratory constructed

    • Tractor Laboratory constructed

  • 2000: Greenhouse constructed

  • 2001-03: Pasture converted to golf course



  • [1] Item (Aug. 23, 2007)

  • [2] Item (July 18, 2008)

  • [3] Interview with Bobby Lane (2009).

Agriculture Center