Gibb's Ranch - An SHSU Tradition
Today’s Houstonian highlights some of the history of SHSU’s Gibbs Ranch:
Many SHSU programs and departments, including ROTC, Agriculture, and the women's basketball team, use the 1,740-acre Gibb's Ranch.
It had been a notable ranch in Walker County for many decades, when it was owned by rancher and businessman William Gibbs. Following his death, it was leased to local ranchers for 10 years. In 1993, it was deeded to SHSU by the Sam Houston Foundation, and was first used by the SHSU Department of Agricultural Sciences, where it took the place of Agriculture Center Farm and Country Campus, which had recently been sold. The ranch was renovated by the Agriculture Department upon purchasing.
With the help of university funding, the department built a classroom and purchased cattle.