Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture and Natural Resources

CARC Student Researchers Discuss Findings with Summer Bridge Participants

Nineteen summer bridge participants interacted with Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) summer student researchers to learn about projects related to the work being performed by CARC research scientists. It was an intentional and collaborative strategy between the CARC and the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology to introduce incoming agriculture and nutrition majors to [...]

Food Safety and GAPs Course Held at Prairie View A&M University

In collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife, Texas Department of Agriculture and Produce Safety Alliance, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program recently held a Food Safety and GAPs Training course for Ag Producers. Twenty-seven producers from the surrounding area were trained on the latest produce safety rules as governed by the Food Safety Modernization Act [...]

2017 Ag Field Day A Success

Hundreds came out this year in support of Prairie View A&M University's College of Agriculture and Human Sciences 2017 Agricultural Field Day recently held on the campus. Participants at the 34th annual event included new and early-stage small-scale farmers and ranchers, students from 9 area high schools and their teachers, local community members, vendors, and [...]

2017 Ag Field Day to Be Held This Week

Prairie View A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) annual Agricultural Field Day will be held Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th on the main campus of Prairie View A&M University. The Ag Field Day (as it is commonly known) tagline “Educating, Innovating and Cultivating through Teaching, Research and Service” surmises that [...]

Texas Water Day at the Capitol

Wednesday March 22nd 2017 was the World Water Day. In celebration of this event and to raise awareness of water issues in Texas, Texas Water Foundation organized “Texas Water Day at the Capitol”. The program featured speakers from national and state levels with different topics that covered various water programs and issues in Texas. Several [...]

Feral Hog Program Wildly Popular

Derrick Banks, CEP Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources at Prairie View A&M University, spoke with constituents in Ft. Bend County about the growing nuisance of feral hogs for weeks, so he knew that it was a hot-button issue. What he may not have known, however, was that the number of persons attending a workshop [...]

Small Acreage Horticulturists Attend Spring Fruit Tree Maintenance Program

With spring just around the corner, fruit tree growers are thinking about the production of this year’s fruit crop.  On February 27, 2017, Corey Hicks, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Agent, offered Houston County a Spring Fruit Tree program held at the Crockett Resource for Independent Living Center in Crockett, Texas. This program gave [...]

Agriculture Workshops Presented

Beginning farmers, gardeners and gardening enthusiasts took part in three Agriculture workshops hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The workshop series targeted small-scale, beginning growers or those wishing to enter production and covered the entire production spectrum from field preparation to harvesting to managing a farm business. The [...]

Cucumbers Grafted on Black-seeded Pumpkin

Billy Lawton, Program Leader Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), and Ming Gao, Senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), are involved in an integrated research and extension project to promote local cucumber production using grafting technology. The cucumber, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, originated in India. [...]

Students Attend 100 Ranchers Beef Cattle Selection Workshop

Six Agriculture majors pursuing concentrations in Animal Science traveled to Oakwood, Texas, to attend the 100 Ranchers Beef Cattle Selection Workshop. The student participants have attended three events sponsored by this community based organization. Traveling with these students were Billy Lawton, Program Leader, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension Program; Alfred L. Parks, Professor of [...]