On January 9, 2017, Horace Hodge, USDA/1890 Program Liaison, on behalf of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, presented Tom Maynard, retired State Executive Director, Texas FFA Association, an appreciation plaque for spearheading the “Team Ag Ed” support for the CAHS to host Invitational FFA Career Development (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE) at …

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As a follow-up to the magnificent experience during the 2016 Youth Leadership Laboratory (YouthLab), 30 4-H members in Dallas County got a chance to be Agricultural Scientists for an entire week. Under the leadership of Noel Estwick, Information Specialist with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), …

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Organic agriculture is gaining ground globally; such agricultural production system uses huge amounts of organic amendments (OA) some of which are lost as carbon dioxide CO2. It’s important for this industry to be able to quantify these losses for different organic amendment types and levels, and under different moisture regimes. This was the subject of …

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Now & Then: The Magazine of Appalachia, a quarterly published magazine at East Tennessee State University from its Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, commissioned a dozen scholars and researchers to comment on “The Future of Appalachia” for its Winter 2017 issue. William H. Turner, Research Scientist Leader, Social Systems and Allied Research, commented on …

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Cover crops are known for their benefits to farmers and ranchers since they can improve soil quality and health, suppress weeds, reduce pollution and erosion among other environmental benefits. However, information on the most suited cover crop for south east Texas is lacking. A multi-disciplinary team* from the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center has been working …

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Current and former leaders from all sectors of the agriculture industry were invited for a gathering on Saturday, February 4th to meet, mentor, and give their vision to advisors and students studying under the CAHS’ Student Leadership Apprentice Program (SLAP). They re-emphasized the importance of the C5E – a concept developed by CEP Program Specialist …

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New resources are available to assist the CAHS faculty and staff with presentations, research analysis, and professional development. Give these tools a try and contact the department of marketing, communications and IT (DOMCiT) if there are additional resources to add to this list. NVivo As the purveyors of information from a premiere agricultural research center …

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Faculty and staff within the Department of Agriculture Nutrition and Human Ecology and the Cooperative Extension Program collaborated on a series of workshops for new and beginning farmers and ranchers interested in production farming and enhancing production efficiencies. The project was funded by a NIFA grant emphasizing practical skillsets and applications needed to manage a …

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A partnership has been established between Prairie View A&M University and Sentek Technologies to test and calibrate Sentek’s newly released Drill & Drop soil moisture monitoring probe.  Sentek, an Australian Company with an international presence, provides sensors and solutions for precision measurement and management of soil water and salinity dynamics. Research Professor and Interim Associate …

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L’Oreal Stepney, Deputy Director, Office of Water at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), visited campus on Thursday, February 2, where she met Cajetan Akujuobi, Vice-President of Research and Dean of the Graduate Studies, before giving a seminar presentation. During her talk she gave detailed information on the TCEQ Office of Water covering the …

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