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CAHS Summer Bridge Program Welcomes New Students To Agriculture

August 19 - The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences hosted its third annual Summer Bridge Jumpstart Program July 7th through August 6th. The program welcomed 24 incoming freshmen who gained six semester credit hours of coursework by taking part. Participating students were primarily native Texans; however, three of the students were from Illinois, New Jersey [...]

Mr. Neal Baines and Ms. Annette Bowdre Set To Retire From CAHS

August 19 – It is with sincere gratitude for their service and mixed emotions that we are announcing the retirement of two of our family members. The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) is holding a special ceremony to celebrate our colleagues.  With a total of more than 75 years combined, Mr. Neal Baines [...]

How To Start A Business In Texas

August 19 - Cooperative Extension Program continues to do great work in the counties and communities it serves. Extension Agent Nate Peterson,  who serves in Harris County in the Community and Economic Development unit, conducted a program entitled “How to Start a Business in Texas.” Along with his Graduate Assistant Na’shon Edwards, Peterson partnered with [...]

CARC Researcher Publishes New Research in Remote Sensing Journal

August 19 – Dr. Ram Ray had the opportunity to study the greenhouse gas emission and carbon cycle across Texas using satellite data. Along with his colleagues Drs. Ali Fares, Raghava Kommalapati and Mr. Ademola Ibironke, this team of researchers focused on investigating the combined effects of climate change and land-use on spatial and temporal [...]

Cass County Presents The 4-H College and Career Readiness Club

August 5 - This spring, Cass County launched a new club to prepare students for higher education and the 21st century workforce. The 4-H College & Career Readiness Club (C&CRC), led by club manager Larry Allen, was specifically designed for students in grades 8 through 12 with the goal of building a college readiness culture [...]

FFA State Convention Draws New Potential Students

August 5 – The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences recently attended the 91st Texas FFA State Convention where over 10,000 high school agriculture students participated in a week of events packed with competition, learning, and fun. FFA is the nation’s premier agricultural organization where students engage in classroom and hands-on experiences in their learning [...]

CAHS Revitalizes PVAMU’s Founding Focus with Groundbreaking of New Meat Lab

August 5 - Students, alumni, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences faculty and staff, and a host of guests gathered at the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Farm and Ranch to break ground on what will soon become Prairie View A&M University’s Meat Lab. CAHS Dean and Director of Land Grant Programs, Dr. Gerard D’Souza [...]

Sorrel Production County Demonstration Kicks Off in Fort Bend County

July 22 - Hibiscus Sabdariffa, a medicinal plant commonly referred to as Sorrel, has been grown on the Prairie View A&M University farm for the past number of years.  Cooperative Extension Program staff and Cooperative Agricultural Research Center scientists have been conducting research to help limited resources producers grow this crop to make a profit [...]

CAHS Scientist Ram Ray Serves USAID Farmer to Farmer Program in the Dominican Republic

July 22 – Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) Research Scientist Ram Ray recently visited the Dominican Republic to participate in the USAID Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Program. This global  platform transfers technical knowledge and expertise of U.S. experts, agricultural producers and businesses on a voluntary basis to middle-income countries around the world. The major goal [...]

Christmas In July: Preparing Your Business For The Holidays

July 22 - We all have heard of the “Christmas in July” sales events that many retail businesses do each summer.  What most don’t know is why these sales happen.  These sales are considered a practice run for the holiday season that usually kicks off at Thanksgiving or as early as Halloween. During this time, [...]