Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

What Is 1890 Extension at PVAMU?

In 2014, Cooperative Extension celebrated 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives, under the Smith-Lever Act.  However, one of the most frequently asked questions to Extension employees is “What is Extension”? Extension is the community outreach branch of Prairie View A&M University, through the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, mandated to provide low [...]

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What’s On Your Plate? (June 2015 Edition)

What choices are you making today that will influence the decisions of our students here on campus? The rising obesity rates and the prevalence of harmful weight management strategies employed by college students, has peaked the curiosity of researchers. In fact, The American College Health Association (2005) in a national college health assessment gathered data [...]

Making the Best Better in Central Texas

In August, Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) presented the District 8 CEP Youth Development Training in McLennan County. Family and Consumer Sciences agents Sheryl Austin and Rosondra Hartsfield, along with committee members from Communities in School and Texas Hunger Initiative, planned the daylong training to focus on current CEP youth programs that could be implemented in afterschool [...]

McLennan County Summer Camp teaches youth about their Financial Future

McLennan County’s Cooperative Extension Program and NeighborWork Waco’s Project Aspire teamed up for their annual financial literacy summer camp. This year 20 campers aged 8- 15 were exposed to technical career paths, the financial cost of being unhealthy, predatory lending practices and gardening, all while creating their business plan for the end of the week [...]

Dr. Joice A. Jeffries tapped as President Elect of the Texas Affiliate of AAFCS

She's been at PVAMU less than three years, but the 4-H Program Specialist is making positive impacts in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and in the Lone Star State.  Just recently, peers of the Texas chapter of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) selected Dr. Jeffries to fill the office [...]

Texas 4-H Recipe Rally

In the Recipe Rally, 4-H members are challenged with selecting, creating and/or altering a recipe and submitting a video of them demonstrating the preparation of the recipe. Recipes should be a healthy main dish that tie to the theme “Bringing Texas to the Table.” Please note: There are changes to the contest this year, so [...]

New Year, New You Using S.M.A.R.T. Plan

As the current year concludes, many people are reflecting on ways to improve themselves. In many cases, these self-improvements become New Year’s resolutions. In McLennan County, Cooperative Extension Program's Balanced Living class participants declared their resolutions and they were similar to most of the popular resolutions: Lose weight, start exercising and saving money. But as [...]

Volunteer Today with 4-H

Volunteers are an integral and essential component of programming initiatives in 4-H and Youth Development. Extension program leaders and program specialists augment 4-H agent’s work with volunteers, and stakeholders to develop, deliver, and expand sustainable programs for youth.  Many current and new life skills initiatives are made possible by the willingness of dedicated and appreciated [...]

Success Seekers 4-H Club “Dine In”

Cooperative Extension Program’s Success Seekers 4-H Club in McLennan County celebrated FCS Day by preparing a meal for their families. Using the celebration’s inaugural theme, "Dine In for Healthy Families", club’s members prepared enchilada rice, mashed sweet potatoes, fruit kabobs and coconut pecan cookies. Similar to food challenge, club members had 45 minutes to prepare [...]