The Dallas Center Mission

House agricultural and ecological research to develop sustainable solutions for urban living. Disseminate solutions through extension programming.

Select Research and Extension Programs

The programs featured in this list also appear in the main website navigation at the top of this page, along with a comprehensive listing of all programs housed at The Dallas Center.

Water University


Educating citizens and organizations about water conservation across Texas through public outreach and extensive education material offerings

Turfgrass Breeding


Breeding resilient turfgrass varieties for sustainable urban living across Texas and the U.S.

Genome Research


Applying genomics and molecular genetics to improve resiliency in plants

Plant Immunity Research


Working toward more resilient plant life by exploring how plants react to “biotic” factors like bacteria, insect pests, parasites, and many others

District IV 4-H


Reaching youths with innovative learning programs that promote leadership while teaching integral life skills

4-H Urban Outreach


Bringing the 4-H experience to under-served urban regions in North Texas, with focus on STEM learning

Urban Entomology


Understanding urban insect pests, developing sustainable control measures, educating industry professionals

Family & Community Health


Offering statewide public outreach and education programs on family and community health topics.

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