The USAID Farmer to Farmer Program provides technical assistance from U.S. specialists to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production and marketing. Bill Foxworth, Research Scientist, International Goat Research Center (IGRC), traveled recently to …

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On March 6-8, twelve Prairie View A&M Livestock Show Team members and 24 dairy goats from the International Goat Research Center (IGRC) competed at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The team brought back numerous ribbons, as well as trophies for having the outstanding dairy herd, and Junior (kid) and Senior (Milker) group of …

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The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences continued its mission to serve the community by hosting its 4th annual FFA Career Development Event (CDE) at Prairie View on February 23rd. This event has grown significantly since its introduction in 2014 and continues to impact the lives of FFA members from several Texas counties. This year, …

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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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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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