Many were the examples of "productive use" showcased in the Texas A&M annual reports on activity at the Research Annex. The projects were varied: the construction of a cosmic-ray telescope, polygraph training, baboon research, and numerous studies–including design work on airplane engine props–funded by NASA.
A&M's College of Agriculture had a sizable presence at the Research Annex and Larry Boleman, now an associate vice chancellor with the Texas A&M University System's AgriLife program, has an appreciation for the productive ways the property was put to use.
Dr. Larry Boleman serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Outreach and Strategic Initiatives for Texas A&M AgriLife, Texas A&M University. Boleman assists with administration and $400 million management of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Texas A&M System's four Agricultural Agencies. He has been employed with the Texas A&M System for more than 50 years, with the last dozen years in administration. Boleman has held leadership positions in many industry organizations. He is a lifelong cattleman and an internationally-regarded livestock judge.