Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

Grand Reopening of Harris County Bear Creek Extension Office Held

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harris County Bear Creek Extension Office on December 2, 2016. The building had been closed for many months after a flood in the spring.  The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences was highlighted. Administration and staff from both agencies were present, in [...]

4-H Ambassador Reports Program Impact to Elected Officials

Brazos County hosted its annual Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials on December 1, 2016.  The event was sponsored by twelve extension support groups in the county at the Traditions Club in Bryan, TX.  For the program highlights in youth development, Georgia Williams represented the Cooperative Extension Program.  She is a high school student who has [...]

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 [...]

CAHS Graduate Student Presents Research

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 [...]

Choose Health: Food, Fun & Fitness Curriculum Implemented in County High Schools

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 [...]

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. [...]

Williams Assumes Role as Chair of the Association of Extension Administrators

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 [...]

CEP County Agent Makes Front Page News

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 [...]

Living Your Best Life with Total You Wellness

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 [...]

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 [...]