On July 11-14, 2017 three Cameron County youth attended the 4-H Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada with Guadalupe Castro and Dawn Burton. Castro is an extension agent and Burton is health coordinator for the Cooperative Extension Program. Students Perla Sanchez, Yuridia Ibarra, and Isela Diaz attended workshops that highlighted what 4-H youth were accomplishing around …

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The federal government and the states established an infrastructure for publicly funded agricultural research through the United States to conduct research and ultimately, to transfer results to the public. The collective results of these legislative acts created the 133 land grant colleges and universities in existence today. USDA has had a special relationship with institutions …

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The Artificial Insemination (AI) Workshop held on September 21st was the first in the series of Small Ruminant workshops recently launched by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) & Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). Ten persons, the maximum number allowed, attended the workshop. Following the welcome by Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research and Professor, …

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The International Conference on Zoology & Medical Parasitology extended an invitation to Dr. Rahmat Attaie, Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), to present his work on antibiotic residual at their upcoming meeting to be held in Chicago, USA, on October 30-1 November, 2017. This work was published in the Journal of Dairy …

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Forty-two landowners and persons interested in wealth creation through land ownership were onsite to attend the Land Loss Prevention Workshop held on September 11, 2017 at the Crockett Civic Center in Crockett, Texas. The one-and-a-half day workshop, hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP)-AgNR and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. …

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The Cooperative Extension Program (CEP)-AgNR recently hosted Extending Your Growing Season: Crop Production in High Tunnel, a workshop focused on fall vegetable production in a high tunnel on September 16, 2017. The workshop’s main objective was to educate small producers about how to extend their growing season by producing crops during the fall. Ms. Grace …

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The wrath of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, has affected many. It hit the Lone Star State on August 25 with winds reaching 130 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, the Houston area received more than 50 inches of water, translating the rainfall into an unprecedented flood. More than 24.5 trillion …

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Faculty member Dr. Doris Morgan-Bloom completed a Certificate Program in “Supervisory Essentials” at Texas A&M University over the course of several months. She was recognized at a ceremony in College Station on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Dr. Morgan-Bloom was also invited by the Black Faculty and Staff Association at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa …

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Biofuel production is geared towards using perennial grasses (e.g., bioenergy sorghum) instead of traditional grain crops because grasses are long-lived and thus do not need to be planted each year.  Perennial grasses also need less fertilizer, water, and energy for production, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build soil carbon through extensive belowground biomass production. Bioenergy …

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Every fall, spring and summer semester, approximately 50 graduate and undergraduate students actively train with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). This summer, forty-eight graduate and under-graduate students were employed in different laboratories of the CARC. In an effort to capture their experience and recognize their contribution, CARC organized the 2017 Summer Student Research Symposium …

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