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First Jr. Youth Leadership Lab Held

On July 10-13, 2017, the Cooperative Extension Program’s 4-H & Youth Development unit and STEMULATION for Youth held their first Jr. Youth Leadership Lab on the main campus in Prairie View. Jr. YLL was day camp that gave 16 youth from Waller, Harris and Fort Bend counties hands-on learning experience in STEM activities such as [...]

Scientists Publish on Potential Climate Impact on Citrus Irrigation Water Requirements

Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research; Dr. Haimanote K. Bayabil, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow; and Dr. Ripendra Awal, Research Scientist, all of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), recently published a peer-reviewed article entitled "Potential climate change impacts on citrus water requirement across major producing areas in the world" in the Journal of Water [...]

The Other White Milk…GOAT MILK

Although the American Dairy Goat Association declares that goat milk contains more riboflavin and phosphorus than cow milk, goat milk has not gained popularity in the United States among milk drinkers. Around the world, populations consume goat milk for its taste and nutrients. According to the USDA, Texas has the largest number of goats in [...]

Dallas County Youth Develop Leadership Skills at 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

National 4-H Council and Farm Credit partnered together for the sixth consecutive year to provide six Dallas County youth and one adult chaperone accompanied by CEP extension agent, Cynthia Pierfax, with the chance to experience Washington, D.C. as a part of the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, [...]

CAHS Provides Research Projects for REU and REH Programs

The Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) and the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) supported seven participants in the Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for High School Students this summer on the PVAMU Campus. The high school students spent six weeks, while the undergraduates spent eight, intimately involved in agricultural related projects. The high school [...]

Bayabil, Fares, and Ray Co-author Two Food-Energy-Water Nexus White Papers

The Associate Director of Research, Ali Fares, Research Scientist Ram Ray and Post-doctoral fellow, Haimanote Bayabil, co-authored two white papers which were recently published in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, Springer International Publishing AG 2017. Fares contributed to "State of the Art of Water for Food within the Nexus Framework" which evaluates the state of knowledge [...]

Strengthening Communication Skills of Agricultural Students

Members of the Animal Systems Research Group are collaborating with Drs. Holli Leggette-Archer and Theresa P. Murphrey from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University. Leggette-Archer and Murphrey recently received a Higher Education Challenge grant from the USDA to strengthen communication skills of agricultural students. The goal is to prepare [...]

Turner Delivers Speech in Commemorating the Late Clarence E. “Bighouse” Gaines

Dr. William H. Turner, Research Scientist and Leader of the Social System and Allied Research unit in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), delivered a speech commemorating a renowned and legendary basketball coach in HBCU sports: the late Clarence E. "Bighouse" Gaines, who coached for 47 years at Winston-Salem State University, winning 828 games, the [...]

CARC Student Researchers Discuss Findings with Summer Bridge Participants

Nineteen summer bridge participants interacted with Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) summer student researchers to learn about projects related to the work being performed by CARC research scientists. It was an intentional and collaborative strategy between the CARC and the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology to introduce incoming agriculture and nutrition majors to [...]

Blacks in Appalachia and Turner’s Work Featured in the Washington Post

Recently the Washington Post called on Dr. William H. Turner, Research Scientist and Leader of the Social System and Allied Research area in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) - and a former research associate from 1979 to 1991 to Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book Roots-for a feature story titled "African Americans [...]