College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Director of USDA-NIFA Presents Seminar at PVAMU

On July 21, 2016, Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of USDA's NIFA, presented a seminar to the University community on “Societal Changes and Nutritional Security.” Sharing what he termed “Existential Threats” with an audience of over 100, Ramaswamy stressed societal issues that affect nutritional security, from growing populations, health trends, and climate change, to food waste [...]

REAP Addresses Food Production: From the Farm to the Table

Our nation is faced with a critical shortage of well-trained professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Innovative programs that are accessible and attractive to young people are needed to generate their interest in undergraduate and graduate science majors. As a land-grant and Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Prairie View A&M, brought about by [...]

HLSR Volunteer Information

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Committee: Chandra Adams, Dr. Rukeia Draw-Hood, Kimberly Gay, Dr. Yoonsung Jung, Horace Hodge, Ricky Mahaley, Elaine Shafer,  LaBeaula Times,  Joshua Williams, and Dr. Joice A. Jeffries (Chair) ; Badge Partners: Caralita Solomon, Elaine Freeney, Adela Jackson, TeneInger Abrom-Johnson, Jacklyn Sanders, Inez Simien, Rozenia Toney, & Tameka Thomas. March 1 - [...]

Health tips for college students

As summer transitions to fall, college students are returning to campus and finding themselves responsible for making their own decisions. One of those decisions would be related to healthy living. Eating and being physically active, when, where and how often they choose can sometimes lead to the dreaded “freshmen 15” and other unhealthy consequences. However, [...]

Faculty member and students participate in study abroad trip to Namibia

Wash A. Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology, recently co-led the first half of a study abroad trip for 16 students to Namibia. The trip, funded primarily by a three-year research grant from the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, was a joint venture between [...]

“Outlook on Agriculture” informs about CAHS and CEP

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) has been working to keep the "A" in PVAMU and serve the land-grant mission of the University. One of the most recent efforts of CAHS was the “Outlook on Agriculture” radio talk show on KPVU. The College of Agriculture took to the air waves over the past spring semester [...]

Youth Lab 2014, “Mission C. I. A.”

Youth lab 2014 was a success and a fun experience for students, faculty, and everyone involved. Youth lab kicked off on Tuesday July 15th. The students arrived from 11 different counties in Texas. Youth Lab is an annual 3-day camp for young students from ages 12-17 in which the students reside on PVAMU’s campus for [...]

Indian Springs Middle School students are all about business plans at summer camp

Prairie View A&M University-Cooperative Extension Program and NeighborWork’s Project ASPIRE partnered to sponsor a week-long summer camp in McLennan County. For a second year the organizations worked together to provide the financial literacy camp geared toward students from a limited resource community in East Waco. This year ten students from Indian Springs Middle School attended [...]

Ambassador to the BREED Award

The American Boer Goat Association honored 16 people with Ambassador to the Bred Award at the Annual Members Banquet that took place during the 20th Anniversary ABGA National Show. The Recipients of the 2014 Awards are: Buck Pruitt Jimmy Day Kim Halfmann Sammy Helmers Don Jackman Stan Keen Norman Kohls Mike Masters (Deceased) Jane Meacham [...]

REAP 2014, “Sowing Into Your Future”

The Research Extension Apprentice Program (REAP) has just come to a close after 2 weeks of learning, fun, relationship-building, and skill development. REAP is a program for high school juniors and seniors that are interested in Agriculture and/or Human Sciences. The program is 2 weeks long and provides on-campus room and board for the students [...]

Inclement Weather Re-Opening 1/18/18

Prairie View A&M University will reopen tomorrow January 18, 2018. Classes on the main campus, Northwest Houston Center and Nursing Campus will resume as scheduled and administrative offices will return to normal operations. We are continuing to monitor the icy road conditions across the Houston-metro area. We urge you to exercise caution as you begin your daily routine, allowing extra travel time as temperatures will remain around the freezing mark in the morning. Please continue to monitor the website and official social media channels for updates.