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Turner’s Invited Essay Appears in Now & Then

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 [...]

Performance of Legume and Grain Cover Crops Under South East Texas Conditions

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 [...]

Student Leadership Apprentices and the C5E

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 [...]

CAHS Technology Resources Help Get Job Done

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 [...]

Mentoring the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

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 [...]

CARC Set to Test and Calibrate Newly Developed Sentek Drill & Drop Probe

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 [...]

Deputy Director Makes Seminar Presentation

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 [...]

Chair of AEA Hosts 2017 Winter Meeting

Houston, Texas was the host site for the 2017 Winter meeting of the 1890 Association of Extension Administrators (AEA). Mark Latimore, Immediate Past Chair, passed the gavel to Carolyn Williams, Associate Administrator for the Cooperative Extension Program at PVAMU to begin her two-year term as Chair of AEA.  The AEA Chair is also responsible for [...]

Water Team Members Participate in and Lead at Workshop

CARC Water Team members Ripendra Awal, Haimanote Bayabil, Almoutaz El-Hassan, Ram Ray, and Ali Fares actively participated in the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus Workshop on Integrated Science, Engineering, and Policy: A Multi Stakeholder Dialogue held in College Station, Texas, January 26-27 2017. One of the objectives of the workshop was to build the roadmap that lays [...]

Water Team Members Publish in Water Journal

Members of the CARC Water Team, Ripendra Awal, Haimanote Bayabil and Ali Fares, published a new peer-reviewed article titled “Analysis of Potential Future Climate and Climate Extremes in the Brazos Headwaters Basin, Texas” in the journal Water. The scientists’ study aimed to determine potential future climates and climate extremes and assess spatial and temporal changes [...]