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Researchers from PVAMU, Imo State Polytechnic Discover Healthier Seasoning Alternative

Groundbreaking science is happening at Prairie View A&M University in the form of plant research. The Plant Systems group from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences teamed up with scientists from Imo State Polytechnic in Owerri, Nigeria to create medicinal plants that can be used as a healthy alternative for flavoring food. “There are [...]

Dr. Deland Myers On How Community-Focused Solutions Are Essential to Improve Food Security

Dr. Deland Myers is taking on a big task: trying to solve hunger in Texas. Luckily, he’s not alone. Thanks to the way Prairie View’s Agriculture Department is structured, he’s able to work with researchers in areas ranging from soil science to sociology to develop a holistic approach to keeping people fed. He explained how [...]

PVAMU Alumnus Patrice Bailey ’95 Named Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen has appointed Patrice Bailey to an Assistant Commissioner post at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Bailey will oversee Outreach, Agricultural Marketing and Development, Dairy and Meat Inspection, and Food and Feed Safety for the MDA. Bailey, a native of Harlem, New York, holds a B.S. in Agriculture Education from Prairie [...]

PVAMU research details African Red Dust’s rising threat to health and environment

A conversation with Dr. Richard Griffin can give you a whole new way of thinking about dust, and not the kind you sweep and remove from homes, apartments and offices. Specifically, Dr. Griffin studies the red dust of West Africa that can carry toxins while travel-ing right across the Atlantic Ocean in the high winds [...]

PVAMU students win first-place in 2019 National MANRRS Quiz Bowl

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) brought home the first-place trophy in the National MANRRS Quiz Bowl Competition. The Panthers defeated the University of Maryland in the final round of competition. The contest took place at the National MANRRS Career Fair and Training Conference in Overland Park, [...]

PVAMU alumnus and county agent talks vertical planting on Great Day Houston

Though a new concept to many, vertical planting is becoming more popular in urban communities that offer minimal space for farming. Jeremy Peaches '15, Prairie View A&M  University alumnus and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) county agent is doing his part to teach and inform youth on proper techniques to grow food in the city with [...]

2019 Founders’ Day and Honors Recognition Convocation

The Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences will host the 2019 Founders’ Day and Honors Recognition Convocation in the William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Building (Baby Dome) on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 10 a.m. The theme for the occasion is "Growing Ideas, Impacting Lives."  The observance publicly recognizes students’ academic success [...]

PVAMU Aids in Construction of Community Greenhouse, Garden for Prairie View

Students at H.T. Jones Elementary in Prairie View returned from their holiday break to a massive surprise at their school. Community leaders broke ground on a new greenhouse and community garden on the school’s playground. The collaboration known as the NextGEN (gardening, education, nutrition) Project, a partnership between Jones Elementary, the City of Prairie View [...]

PVAMU 4-H County Agent introduces coping skills for healthy living

Prairie View A&M University’s Extension Agent (Fort Bend), Amber Foster has provided an hour-long yoga session for more than 40 students from diverse backgrounds-Asian, Middle Eastern, African, African American, and Hispanic, for nearly a year. The students learned the importance of yoga practices, how it leads to healthy living habits and relieve everyday stressors from [...]

PVAMU team participates in Houston Mayor’s Trade Delegation to Bahamas

A team of representatives from PVAMU recently participated in a trade delegation from the City of Houston that visited The Bahamas from Dec. 5-8. Due to the events surrounding the passing of President George H.W. Bush, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had to cancel his plans to lead the delegation. The delegation ultimately included Vice Mayor [...]

Inclement Weather Alert 9-20-2019

Due to inclement weather, the main campus and the northwest Houston center will delay opening until 10 a.m. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern, please exercise caution as you make your way to campus. The College of Nursing, Medical center campus will remain closed today.