our agriculture students have opportunities to learn about cattle production, farming, education, technology or to take the first step toward veterinary school .
spacial science students learn state-of-the-art hardware and software along with problem-solving skills that are in demand in a variety of industries.
our forestry students enjoy easy access to more than 12 million acres of timberland and resources such as the stephen f. austin experimental forest.
through hands-on research, environmental science students understand and can address the complex environmental problems facing modern society.
welcome to the arthur temple college of forestry and agriculture
sfa is home to one of the top forestry and agriculture colleges in the nation. our advanced technology and proximity to natural resources make this the ideal university for students seeking hands-on field research. in addition, our science-based programs and experience-based learning prepare graduates for successful careers with top employers from across the country.
within 6 months
close proximity to
12 millionacres of forest
$300,000in forestry &
at sfa, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom.
transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.
nobel prize winner. lumberjack.
prior to winning a nobel prize for her role in authoring the intergovernmental panel on climate change’s fourth assessment report, dr. virginia burkett was a student pursuing a ph.d. in forestry from sfa. now, as chief scientist for climate and land use change for the u.s. geological survey, burkett delivers scientific leadership for a number of usgs programs related to climate research.
dr. virginia burkett, chief scientist for climate and land use change, u.s. geological survey
green thumb. purple pride.
the dallas arboretum and botanical garden is recognized as one of the nation’s premier botanical gardens – no doubt thanks in part to the efforts of department of agriculture alumna jenny wegley. as vice president of horticultural operations, a portion of wegley’s responsibilities include the management of 66 acres of garden, 17,000 square feet of climate controlled green house space and more than 50 horticultural team members.
jenny wegley, vice president of horticultural operations, dallas arboretum and botanical garden
dr. damoff credited with discovering two new species
dr. george damoff is an international leader in megadrilology - the study of earthworms. in 2018 alone, he described and published information on two entirely new species of earthworms - not counting the dozen additional new species under scientific review. damoff earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology at sfa before returning to earn a ph.d. in forestry. he is an adjunct faculty member in sfa's division of environmental science.
dr. george damoff, adjunct faculty member, division of environmental science
dr. matthew mcbroom
as a professor of forest hydrology, dr. matthew mcbroom teaches his students how to convert what they learn in the classroom into real-world solutions in the field. his students are able to apply their knowledge and solve challenges that affect forest habitat and wildlife.
dr. sheryl jerez
dr. sheryl jerez engages students in rigorous research and coursework that addresses key environmental issues. her dedication to students and quality of teaching earned her recognition as a 2018 outstanding faculty member by sfa.
dr. erin brown
dr. erin brown shares her passion for animal science with her students in and out of the classroom. brown's labs at the university farm give students hands-on experience in raising and assessing animals, like beef cattle.
dr. jared barnes
through the micro-farm located on campus, the sfa plantery and through student contributions to the “horticulture is awesome!” blog, dr. jared barnes provides opportunities for students to grow as professionals in the field.
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