CAHS Archives - Academic Affairs

Joint Effort by PVAMU Faculty, Staff, Students Offers Free Tax Help

Prairie View A&M University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again offered free income tax preparation January through March. The program, a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and PVAMU’s College of Business (COB) and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), utilized PVAMU faculty, staff, and [...]

Professor Achieves 40-Plus Years of Teaching Excellence

Dr. Alfred L. Parks is the College of Agriculture and Human Science’s (CAHS) 2018 Outstanding Faculty Member. It’s no wonder – this is his 42nd year teaching at Prairie View A&M University. He started back in the ‘70s as an associate professor and department head in the CAHS. “When I started in this profession, I never [...]

Workshop Series Teaches Farmers How to Raise Goats, Make Money

Raising goats is a win-win situation if you own a farm. The animals produce meat, milk, fiber, and they’re great for weed control. They’re also pretty inexpensive to keep. That’s why Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program and Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), made them the [...]

One Year after Harvey, Extension Agent Continues to Help Residents

A year ago, Hurricane Harvey devastated southeast Texas including Houston and its surrounding areas, and today, recovery efforts are ongoing. “Resident needs, and the needs of those who were impacted, are still at an all-time high,” said Liberty County Extension Agent James Motton II. “With the help of Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program [...]

New PVAMU Center to Tackle Worldwide Issue: Food Insecurity

In the United States, about 13 percent, or one in seven people, are food insecure. In other words, they are unable to access a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food. In Texas, that number is higher, and experts say it will get worse as the world’s population continues to grow if steps are not [...]

Cooperative Agricultural Research Center Hosts Summer Research Symposium

This summer, Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, hired 44 students from PVAMU, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, University of Texas-San Antonio and Texas Tech University. They assisted researchers with laboratory exercises and research objectives aimed at discovery and innovation for our stakeholders [...]

Extension Agents, Administrative Support Staff Receive Awards

Prairie View A&M University staff members Inez Simien, Monica Brown, Elaine Shafer, Diane Willis, Caralita Solomon, Annette Bowdre, and Ophelia Theodore received the Texas Extension Specialists Association (TESA) award for Outstanding Administrative Support. They were presented with the award during TESA’s 2018 annual meeting, which was held July 16-18, in Fredericksburg, Texas. The award is given to [...]

Fifteen Students Complete Water Quality Program

Fifteen students, who are members of the second Research and Extension Experiential Learning Undergraduate Fellowship Student Cohorts, visited Prairie View A&M University’s campus on June 12. They spent much of the day getting a hands-on experience of water quality research capabilities at the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. “It’s important to note that eight of [...]

4-H Programming Teaching Texas Citizens to be Self-Sufficient

Archery Certification, 4-H Money-Making Projects, and Sausage Making 101 – these are just a few programs Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program has sponsored over the past few months. “These programs fall under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 4-H Program,” said 4-H Program Specialist Dr. Joice Jeffries. “The goal is to provide people with life [...]

Strawberry Research Provides Service to Texas Farmers

Strawberries are proven to improve cardiovascular and brain health, as well as prevent some types of cancer. It’s no wonder Prairie View A&M University is trying to get ahead of the curve by finding ways to help limited-resource farmers successfully grow organic strawberries. According to the USDA, California produces 91-percent of strawberries in the U.S., [...]