Research is one of the fundamental activities of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and Prairie View A&M University.  Many graduate assistants participate in research that influences issues that are happening in the community. Nakita Bowman, Human Sciences major, and Rukeia Draw-Hood, Program Leader 4-H and Youth Development Program, are conducting an applied research …

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The Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness curriculum was implemented in Maverick County though health classes at CC Winn and Eagle Pass High Schools.  The lessons focused on topics such as sugary drinks, the benefits of incorporating fruits and vegetables to a daily eating regimen, nutrition label reading, among others. The six-lesson series included interactive …

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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. …

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Carolyn J. Williams, Associate Administrator with the Cooperative Extension Program, will assume the role of Chair of the Association of Extension Administrators (AEA) effective November 2016. The Association of Extension Administrators represents the interests of 19 1890 Land-Grant Universities and Tuskegee University on matters pertaining to organization and policy, programs, goals and strategies, legislative and …

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Bell County Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) agent and Registered Dietician Sheryl Austin was featured on the front page of the Food Section in the Temple Daily Telegram. The article highlighted Austin’s recent cooking class. Prairie View A&M University’s CEP partnership with Oldways, Inc, has allowed extension agents in Dallas, Bell, and Waller counties an opportunity …

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According to Susan Combs, former Texas Comptroller, in 2009 there were 2.4 million more obese adults in American than in 2007. During that same year, Texas achieved the unhealthy distinction of having 66.6% of all adult Texans overweight or obese. Obesity cost Texas businesses $9.5 billion in 2009. The comptroller reports also indicate that if …

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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 …

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The National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) held its 2016 annual meeting September 12-15 in Big Sky, Montana. NEAFCS educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. Originally known in 1933 as the National Home Demonstration Agents’ Association, NEAFCS has a rich history of …

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Billy Lawton, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader at the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), and Ripendra Awal, Research Scientist, and Post-Doctoral Researcher Haimanote Bayabil, both from the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), visited a flood-prone farm in Somerville, Burleson County, on September 13, 2016. The team discussed flooding and drainage issues on the farm with …

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The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) Student Leadership Apprentice Program had an excellent start this month. The advisors and co-creators, LaRachelle Smith and Danielle Y. Hairston Green received thirty applications from students who were either enrolled or employed in CAHS to participate in the eight-month long intense program. Ten emerging leaders completed all …

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