Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Blacks in Appalachia and Turner’s Work Featured in the Washington Post

Recently the Washington Post called on Dr. William H. Turner, Research Scientist and Leader of the Social System and Allied Research area in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) - and a former research associate from 1979 to 1991 to Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book Roots-for a feature story titled "African Americans [...]

Eight and Ninth graders from Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD Visit

8th and 9th graders from Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD visited our campus on Thursday August 3, 2017. Part of their visited included the International Goat Research Center and the Green House area. Mr. Scott Horner, Ms. Chandra Adams, and Williams Foxworth, and Alphina Ho-Watson interacted with the students and gave them an overview [...]

Estwick Visits the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The visit of Dr. Noel Estwick and his colleague Dr. Beverly Samuel, a national program leader in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on July 24-27 to meet with staff and other federal representatives to further develop an action plan was featured in the USDA’s electronic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]