Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

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 [...]

The CAHS and Texas A&M AgriLife Gear Up to Host National Conference

The 2017 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers’ Conference hosted by the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife will be held in San Antonio, TX, April 23-26. NERAOC is intended for administrators, program directors and staff with responsibility over USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) land grant programs. These [...]

YouthLab’s Impact on Dallas County 4-Her’s

As a follow-up to the magnificent experience during the 2016 Youth Leadership Laboratory (YouthLab), 30 4-H members in Dallas County got a chance to be Agricultural Scientists for an entire week. Under the leadership of Noel Estwick, Information Specialist with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), [...]

Mentoring the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Faculty and staff within the Department of Agriculture Nutrition and Human Ecology and the Cooperative Extension Program collaborated on a series of workshops for new and beginning farmers and ranchers interested in production farming and enhancing production efficiencies. The project was funded by a NIFA grant emphasizing practical skillsets and applications needed to manage a [...]