Nathan Longoria, age 14, and Keyla Sauceda, age 16, attended the 4-H National Healthy Living training at the National 4-H Center in Washington D.C. from September 26-27, 2017. Both are Heroes 4-Health Ambassadors from Cameron County. They were accompanied by Guadalupe Castro, CEP extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development in Cameron County, and Dawn …

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Prairie View A&M University is a member of a 20 land-grant university and two federal agency team awarded the National Water and Energy Conservation Award. Established by the Irrigation Association in 1982, this award will be presented to the Team during the Irrigation Association’s upcoming annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on November 6-10, 2017. Representing …

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On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Associate Director for Research attended the Public Hearing of the Joint Texas House and Senate Interim Committee to Study the Coastal Barrier System. The group met at TAMU-Galveston and discussed the desirability and feasibility of constructing a coastal barrier system for the Greater Houston Area. Several presentations were given by …

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Hurricane Harvey was a monstrous hurricane that shattered several rainfall records. From its roots in West Africa, to Mexico, through Texas and on into Tennessee, Harvey went through many different stages, growing from a tropical wave that finally formed into a tropical storm and on to a category 4 hurricane with winds raging at a …

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The USDA AFRI invited Dr Godson Osuji, Plant Systems Research Leader, to serve as panelist to review and evaluate research proposals received for funding in the competitive programs in the Physiology of Agriculturally Important Plants Priority Area. This is a recognition of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center’s expertise in the area of plant sciences and …

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On July 11-14, 2017 three Cameron County youth attended the 4-H Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada with Guadalupe Castro and Dawn Burton. Castro is an extension agent and Burton is health coordinator for the Cooperative Extension Program. Students Perla Sanchez, Yuridia Ibarra, and Isela Diaz attended workshops that highlighted what 4-H youth were accomplishing around …

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The federal government and the states established an infrastructure for publicly funded agricultural research through the United States to conduct research and ultimately, to transfer results to the public. The collective results of these legislative acts created the 133 land grant colleges and universities in existence today. USDA has had a special relationship with institutions …

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The Artificial Insemination (AI) Workshop held on September 21st was the first in the series of Small Ruminant workshops recently launched by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) & Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). Ten persons, the maximum number allowed, attended the workshop. Following the welcome by Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research and Professor, …

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The International Conference on Zoology & Medical Parasitology extended an invitation to Dr. Rahmat Attaie, Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), to present his work on antibiotic residual at their upcoming meeting to be held in Chicago, USA, on October 30-1 November, 2017. This work was published in the Journal of Dairy …

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Forty-two landowners and persons interested in wealth creation through land ownership were onsite to attend the Land Loss Prevention Workshop held on September 11, 2017 at the Crockett Civic Center in Crockett, Texas. The one-and-a-half day workshop, hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP)-AgNR and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. …

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