Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

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 [...]

Supporting Prematurity Awareness

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, and Monday, November 17, is World Prematurity Day. This month, individuals, groups and organizations around the world will provide information on the impact of early births on babies and their families. What are Premature Births? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), a baby born at [...]

Celebrate Family and Consumer Sciences Day with “Dine In” for Healthy Families

The 1st Annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day is Wednesday; December 3rd this year. In observance of this day, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences are asking families to plan a Family Meal Night. Here are some nine tips to help support plan your meal. Pre-Meal Preparation: Meal planning will help families stay healthy and [...]

Success Seekers 4-H SPIN club members are up for the challenge

In September, McLennan County’s Success Seekers 4-H SPIN club prepared for the county’s 4-H Food Show and Food Challenge. Every Tuesday, club members learned about MyPlate food groups, food preparation techniques, nutrients in the food, food safety, knife and kitchen safety and cooking equipment. They also practiced timed food preparation and their group presentations. Success [...]

McLennan County’s Success Seekers get off to a fashionable start

In September, McLennan County’s newest 4-H SPIN club known as “Success Seekers” began its year by hosting a Fashion Storyboard workshop. This initial workshop featured a guest speaker from the 4-H State Clothing and Textile Advisory Board and the 1st Vice President of the Advisory Board, Samantha Merrifield to the Tuesday night meeting to explain [...]

Beaumont Homer Drive Elementary School Receives $5,000 Grant and Lowe’s Helps Young People get a “T.A.S.T.E. of Business Success” with Donation

Beaumont, TX - Homer Drive Elementary, in partnership with Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension’s Teaching Agricultural Sustainability Through Economics (T.A.S.T.E) Program has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for their afterschool entrepreneurship/gardening project. We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s has awarded Homer Drive Elementary funding for the afterschool entrepreneurship/gardening club and [...]