Derrick Banks, CEP Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources at Prairie View A&M University, spoke with constituents in Ft. Bend County about the growing nuisance of feral hogs for weeks, so he knew that it was a hot-button issue. What he may not have known, however, was that the number of persons attending a workshop …

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The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences is home to amazing researchers who enjoy learning about soil science as well as researching topics relating to dust. Richard W. Griffin, Professor and Research Scientist, along with several CAHS research staff dug 6 feet into the ground in many areas around Waller County in order to determine …

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Beverly Copeland, Assistant Professor, has been selected by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board to serve a three-year term as an ACEND Program Reviewer, beginning June 1, 2017. Program Reviewers play an essential role in assisting ACEND in maintaining quality nutrition and dietetics education in the country. This is a …

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With spring just around the corner, fruit tree growers are thinking about the production of this year’s fruit crop.  On February 27, 2017, Corey Hicks, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Agent, offered Houston County a Spring Fruit Tree program held at the Crockett Resource for Independent Living Center in Crockett, Texas. This program gave …

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The Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition organized by Prairie View Trail Riders Association took place west of the Prairie View A&M University Panthers’ football stadium this past Tuesday, February 28.Proceeds from the competition go to the Association’s Scholarship Fund. The Prairie View Trail Riders Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1957 by Alfred N. Poindexter, …

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With increasing population and urbanization, flooding is a serious problem for public and livestock safety as well as for crop and natural resources protection. Hydrologists and water resource experts are called upon to shed light on flood occurrence, its frequencies, and magnitudes and more importantly how to mitigate and adapt to it. Flooding and extreme …

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The 2017 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers’ Conference hosted by the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife will be held in San Antonio, TX, April 23-26. NERAOC is intended for administrators, program directors and staff with responsibility over USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) land grant programs. These …

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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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