About Us

Improving Lives

For more than a century, we have focused our agricultural and scientific research on improving the lives of everyone in our state through the production and availability of healthy food, pure water and a clean environment.

Our Work

Through the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, our research is improving people’s lives while promoting the environmentally and socially responsible advancement of Alabama’s agricultural, forestry and related industries.

Our Leadership

Our AAES leadership team represents the deans of five partner Auburn University colleges and schools. Meet the leaders who are delivering results, providing our research community a network of lifelong support, & helping improve lives in our state and beyond.

REGIONAL CENTERS

Much of our research in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station is conducted at research centers and units located through the state. Have a look at our list of Regional Research Centers and Units.

Admin Offices

Meet the leaders and personnel behind the work we do every day. Administrative offices include: the Directors Office, Agriculture Land and Resource Management, Business Office, Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, and outlying units.

Colleges & Schools

The Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station represents faculty and staff researchers from within five Auburn University colleges and schools.

News & Events

Check out the most recent Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station news and events here for awesome research coming your way, including updates from our regional centers.


WHAT IS THE EXPERIMENT STATION?

The Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) at Auburn University was established in 1883 by an act of the Alabama Legislature to conduct scientific research that would advance Alabama’s agricultural and forestry industries. AAES operations are supported with funding support from the USDA NIFA Hatch funding program and the State of Alabama. AAES researchers conduct innovative fundamental and applied (mission-oriented) research that supports the advancement of Alabama’s agriculture and forestry industries, for the purpose of improving quality of life and well-being of citizens and communities of Alabama and beyond. Research conducted by AAES faculty focus on the following four priority areas: Food Animal Systems, Integrated Food and Human Health Systems, Plant Production and Management Systems, and Sustainable Ecosystems and Renewable Resources.

 

WHERE IS THE EXPERIMENT STATION?

The Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station is a vital research program involving hundreds of people, partners, labs/centers, and connections to extensions reaching all Alabama counties. Click here to see our AAES Regional Centers & Units. Click here to see AAES Colleges & Schools.

WHY THE EXPERIMENT STATION?

Through the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES), our research is improving people’s lives while promoting the environmentally and socially responsible advancement of Alabama’s agricultural, forestry and related industries.
Our AAES research teams are spread across 15 research units throughout the state and five academic colleges and schools on the Auburn campus. Every day, these scientists and supporting personnel work with producers, businesses and communities to find solutions to issues that impact the people and economy of our state directly. As a result, farms are more profitable, food and fiber products are of greater quality and human health is improved.

In the AAES, we are also in the natural resources business. We nurture, grow and care for our communities’ most fundamental elements, ensuring a clean, healthy environment for the generations who will follow us.