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4-H Unit Welcomes Five Freshmen 4-H San Antonio Livestock Exhibition (S.A.L.E.) Scholars

As a result of 4-H and Youth Development Unit career awareness initiatives, five freshmen will enroll at Prairie View A&M University this fall. The Unit partners with stakeholders to secure scholarships, grants, educate, and train the youth of Texas. Board members of the San Antonio Livestock Exhibition (S.A.L.E.) continue their commitment to PVAMU by providing [...]

Foxworth Highlighted in a Peace Corps Volunteer’s Blog

CARC Research Scientist William B. Foxworth’s recent training efforts with the Farmer-to-Farmer program in Nepal were highlighted in a Peace Corps Volunteer’s blog published by Winrock International. Prairie View A&M University currently has three graduates serving as Peace Corp volunteers, which is tied for fifth among HBCU’s.   Gary Newton, Ph.D. Research Scientist Leader (Animal [...]

Barouei Publishes on Microbial Safety of Pistachios

Research Scientist Javad Barouei of the CARC Food Systems research group was a member of a team of scientists from University of California at Davis, University of Rutgers and University of Florida who published an article on microbial safety of pistachios in this month’s Food Microbiology Journal (Volume 67, Pages 85 - 96). In their [...]

The First Phase of the Water Quality REEU Program Completes with a Great Success

Fifteen undergraduate students from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Texas A&M University (TAMU) and other Universities across the US attended a four-week Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowship in Water Quality at TAMU, College Station. This fellowship provided hands-on learning experiences in water quality, exposure to careers in agricultural research and extension, and [...]

CAHS Delegation Excels at 2017 National MANRRS Conference

Three Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences’ students received top awards for their research presented at the 2017 National Career Fair and Training Conference of the Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) in Pittsburgh, PA, March 30 – April 1.  The following students were recognized at [...]

Newton Chairs Agriculture Research Service Panel

Gary R. Newton, Director of the International Goat Research Center and Leader of the Animal System, was selected by the Office of National Programs to chair a USDA Agricultural Research Service review panel for the Food Animal Production National Program. The panel examined and scored research plans centered on production practices, including stress, in cattle, [...]

What’s on Your Plate!

There is nothing more exciting than having co-workers represent a variety of cultures and ethnicities. You learn so much about everything from effective communication, politics, global issues, and my favorite --- FOOD! One of my colleagues is from India, and whenever I visit his office, he always shares with me anything and everything in his [...]

CARC Explores New Innovations

Time is indispensable. As a farmer, time is valuable and can’t be wasted. With innovations in technology, farmers have new tools that will engage them in more time and cost effective ways to make use of their land. The technology that is now available allows them to detect what is in the ground and monitor [...]

CAHS Scientist Publishes on Estimating Hydrological and Meteorological Characteristics in the Sierra Nevada Mountain-California

The quantification of energy interactions among land surface, atmosphere, and surface vegetation is significant to comprehend the hydrological cycle in montane watersheds. Moreover, elevation change is essential in causing variations in energy fluxes. Thus, estimating the major components of energy interactions is essential for better understanding of the hydrological process. Ram Ray, Research Scientist, and [...]

4-H S.A.L.E. Scholarship Awards Increase from $30,000 to $75,000 Per Year

The 4-H and Youth Department of the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) is continuing the tradition of providing youth life-skill programs and training on career awareness, workforce development, college access, among other topics.  The Unit collaborates with a number of external partners in securing funding to educate the Texas youth.  San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) [...]