Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.) [...]

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 [...]

Duds to Dazzle Mock-Competition and Bilingual Sewing Class for Project Leaders held in Cameron County

Thirty-nine 4-H youth, adult project leaders, and parents participated in two workshops held concurrently on April 22, 2017, in Cameron County Extension Office in San Benito, TX, to teach about the Duds to Dazzle contest. Because the average American throws away about 81 pounds of discarded garments, resulting in about 26 billion pounds of textiles [...]

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 [...]

CEP Staff Engage Educators at State Conference of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Cooperative Extension Program 4-H Agents Shannon Johnson-Lackey and John Ferguson and Program Specialist Joice A. Jeffries engaged educators at the 99th State Conference of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in Plano, Texas. The trio presented a workshop entitled “SEW ON! Fostering Meaningful Connections through 4-H Sewing Projects” to engage volunteers in [...]

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 [...]