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).

2017 Plan of Work

Download PDF

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.

View Full Map

CEP NEWS | IMPACTING LIVES IN TEXAS COMMUNITIES | Read all CEP News

Fresh Food Options Coming to Prairie View

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Fresh Food Options Coming to Prairie View

December 17 - Access to fresh, healthy foods is something many people take for granted. For small, rural, low-income communities like Prairie View, it is often difficult to find a consistent source for nutritious foods. [...]

Waller County Extension Agent’s Experience with Hurricane Harvey

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Waller County Extension Agent’s Experience with Hurricane Harvey

December 17 - As communities continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Cooperative Extension Program county agents are diligently moving forward with their work to help bring these areas back to a sense [...]

Small Business “What You Need to Know”

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Small Business “What You Need to Know”

Top 10 Tax Deductions for Small Business Small Business Trends by Barbara Weltman December 17 - Deductible business expenses help entrepreneurs with many of the costs of running a company. Business owners can write off most [...]