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Food Safety and GAPs Course Held at Prairie View A&M University

In collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife, Texas Department of Agriculture and Produce Safety Alliance, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program recently held a Food Safety and GAPs Training course for Ag Producers. Twenty-seven producers from the surrounding area were trained on the latest produce safety rules as governed by the Food Safety Modernization Act [...]

Cooperative Extension Program Reaches Bilingual Audiences

County agents are closest to the people served by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University. They provide services which are impactful for its county residents to sustain an appropriate quality of life. Washington County is leading the way when it comes to family matters for its residents who represent all ethnic [...]

Hodge Recognized for Service at Texas FFA Convention

Horace Hodge was honored at the 89th Texas FFA State Convention held July 10-14 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Completing six years of dedicated service on the Texas FFA Board of Directors, he was presented with a plaque and issued a Resolution signed by the State President and Executive Director. Submitted [...]

CAHS’ High-Value Specialty Crops Program

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences has developed a Specialty Crops Project to help Texas Small Farmers diversify their farm operations, improve income and their livelihoods. The CAHS Project Team led by Research Scientist Peter Ampim is evaluating ten high value and highly nutritious crops that include three small fruits, five vegetables, one root [...]

Cera Joins CEP Staff in El Paso County

Madelynne Cera was recently hired as an extension agent for 4-H and youth development in El Paso County with the Cooperative Extension Program. She is a graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) where she received athletic and academic scholarships to attend and play volleyball all four years. There she exhibited passion for volleyball and [...]

Scientists from Mexico Visit to the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one [...]

CAHS Faculty and Research Scientists Participate in 2017 TEES Annual Meeting

Faculty and research scientists from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences participated in 2017 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) annual research meeting which was held at Prairie View A&M University’s Agriculture and Business building May 25-26. During this two-day meeting, participants from Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) had the opportunity to interact with [...]

Ray and Fares Publish Results on Evaluating NASA and European Space Agency’s Satellite Products in Texas

CARC Research Scientists Ram Ray and Ali Fares, in collaboration with two other scientists, just published the results of their study on evaluating four major remote sensing soil moisture (SM) products over the state of Texas. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer—Earth Observing System (AMSR-E, 2002-2011); (AMSR2, 2012–present); and the Soil Moisture Active Passive system (SMAP, [...]

CAHS Hosts Retirement Celebration for Long, Hebert and Vaughn

Colleagues of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) led by Interim Dean James M. Palmer, gathered with friends in the Carden-Waller Building on May 25 to toast three retirees: Gail Long, Lloyd Hebert and Vivian Vaughn. Together, they devoted 73 years of exceptional service to Prairie View A&M University. The foyer of CEP [...]

SPECA Planning Conference Held June 5, 2017

Galveston College and Prairie View A & M University were awarded a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Challenge Grant to host a conference entitled “Food Science Pathways: A SPECA Planning Conference.” Beverly Copeland of Prairie View A & M University and Paul Mendoza of Galveston College were the co-sponsors. The Secondary Education, [...]