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The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS): Science in Color

Five Prairie View A&M University students traveled to the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, and two among the top-ranked, undergraduate researchers were honored for their skills at Phoenix, AZ. This conference is the most substantial undergraduate research meeting in the country with more than 1,000 attendees. The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center was [...]

Integrated Parasite Management Workshop

The Cooperative Extension Program (AGNR) and the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center (CARC) hosted the second workshop in the Small Ruminant Workshop Series on Saturday, November 18th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. The morning session held in the Carden-Waller Cooperative Extension Building and the afternoon session held at Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Farm on [...]

Liberty County Agent James Motton assists family in home repair following Housing Workshop

Liberty County residents are thankful today since learning of the valuable resources available through USDA and the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program in Liberty County. Before Hurricane Harvey, Community and Economic Development specialist and county agents organized a series of home buying and home repair seminars educating the public on the resources available [...]

Hurricane Response in Liberty Texas

Ten days after Hurricane Harvey Liberty County, Community & Economic Development extension agents took the lead in organizing and responding to the hurricane victims.  The agents provided thousands of residents with blankets, toiletries, water, gift cards, shoes, clothes, cleaning supplies, food, gift cards, temporary housing and other supplies. Local churches, community organizations, and businesses reinvested [...]

2017 Annual Emergency Management Summit

The Emergency Management Summit, anticipated every year around September, is a one-day workshop that provides a forum for local and regional executives to share strategies and to coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. This year, the Summit highlighted the (MGT-312) Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and provided an opportunity to discuss strategic [...]

CEP Specialist Jeffries and AgriLife Specialist McCorkle presents Explore Sewing Machine Basics at Texas 4-H Summit

Agents and specialists were able to learn more about the new Explore Clothing and Textiles: Explore Selling Your Handicrafts Guide, during the Texas 4-H Summit held recently at the 4-H Center in Lake Brownwood. This publication, due out December 2017, is the latest manual to guide volunteers, agents, and 4-H youth with a step-by-step approach [...]

Reviving a Forgotten Theory of Apical Dominance in Plants: Kebrom Publishes New Work

The shoot architecture of plants is a major factor determining the yield of crops. Optimal shoot architecture also enhances the esthetic values of ornamental plants. The number of branches developed and their position determines the shoot architecture. Branches develop from buds at the leaf-stem junctions. In some plants, the buds do not grow, and thus [...]

CAHS Students Continue an Award-Winning Tradition in 14th Annual Pathways Symposium at Tarleton State University

The Texas A&M University System’s 14th Annual Pathways Symposium hosted by Tarleton State University was completed on November 3, 2017. The symposium a venue for students to showcase their research efforts, network with faculty, gain exposure to graduate and post-graduate opportunities, and form lasting collaborative relationships for future research. Ten undergraduate and graduate students from [...]

Cameron County 2nd Annual 4-H Marine Day

On July 21, 2017 Cameron County conducted their 2nd Annual 4-H Marine Day. The event was coordinated by Guadalupe Castro (extension agent for 4-H Youth and Development Agent with Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program), Tony Riesner (coastal marine agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service), and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley [...]

Waller County’s 4-H Ambassadors and Advisory Council Make Tote Bags for Service Projects

4-H youth and adult volunteers in Waller County are thrilled about serving their community for the 2017-2018 program year. Consisting of older teens, the Waller Council 4-H Ambassadors presented a proposal to the 4-H Adult Leaders and Parents Association (A.L.P.A.) Committee indicating their desire to help Waller County children served by Texas Child Protective Services [...]