Cooperative Extension Program

CEP County MapThrough a well-organized network of professional educators and more than 4,000 trained volunteers, the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program delivers practical research-based knowledge to small farm producers, families, aspiring entrepreneurs and youth in 35 Texas counties. We work with people who need us the most. Many of them have limited personal or family assets, limited opportunities or they come from communities that have limited resources.

Our clientele view us as a trusted resource for information. Cooperative Extension Program agents and specialists respond not only with answers, but meet people where they are and move them along to the next level. We offer programs that work for people in the areas of 4-H & Youth Development (4H), Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR), Community and Economic Development (CED) and Family and Community Health (FCH).

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Hurricane Harvey Assistance Centers

Economists are calling Hurricane Harvey the costliest storm in U.S. history with damages ranging from $180-$190 billion. Although, we are unsure on the total economic impact of the storm across Texas counties, we do know that many of our residents are finding ways to rebuild their lives, homes and community.

In the rebuilding process, which could take months or maybe years to recovery, PVAMU Cooperative Extension Program Community Economic Development unit compiled a comprehensive resource list of nonprofits that have either received funding from Texas Rebuild, the State of Texas, or individual counties.

This information was then mapped in order to allow quick access for hurricane victims, so that they can locate, identify and contact the many resources Texas has received in funding for hurricane victims.

HURRICANE HARVEY AND COOPERATIVE EXTENSION’S RESPONSE

There are over 75 non-profit organizations that have received some type of funding to help displaced individuals rebuild. To learn more information you may contact Community and Economic Development offices at (936) 261-5148.

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PVAMU 2019 National MANRRS Quiz Bowl Champions

April 15th, 2019|Comments Off on PVAMU 2019 National MANRRS Quiz Bowl Champions

April 15 - Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) won 1st Place in the National MANRRS Quiz Bowl Competition at the National MANRRS Career Fair [...]

Harris County 4-H Agent Featured on Great Day Houston

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Harris County 4-H Agent Featured on Great Day Houston

April 1 - Though a new concept to many, vertical planting is becoming more popular in urban communities that offer minimal space for farming. Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Program Agent Jeremy Peaches is doing [...]

PVAMU Shines at 2019 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on PVAMU Shines at 2019 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

March 18 -It is another year in the books for Prairie View A&M at the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HSLR). This year, the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences kept the tradition [...]