The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences has developed a Specialty Crops Project to help Texas Small Farmers diversify their farm operations, improve income and their livelihoods. The CAHS Project Team led by Research Scientist Peter Ampim is evaluating ten high value and highly nutritious crops that include three small fruits, five vegetables, one root …

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Madelynne Cera was recently hired as an extension agent for 4-H and youth development in El Paso County with the Cooperative Extension Program. She is a graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) where she received athletic and academic scholarships to attend and play volleyball all four years. There she exhibited passion for volleyball and …

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On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one …

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In its Weekly Bulletin Digest of December 29 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA-NIFA, featured several research/teaching projects funded through its Capacity Building Funding, One of these projects was “Establishment of an Agricultural Robotics Lab at Prairie View A&M University,” a joint project between CARC’s research scientist, …

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CEP extension agents, project leaders and youth are gearing up to compete in various clothing & textile competitions. During September, CEP extension agents participated in CEP’s 4-H STEAM Conference, held in Houston. All trainings were designed to help staff and volunteers lead various youth-oriented competitions. County clothing and textile trainings facilitated by Joice A. Jeffries, …

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On December 21 and 22 of last month, CARC researcher scientists Peter Ampim, Ripendra Awal, and Almoutaz El Hassen from the Plant and Natural and Environmental Resources Systems and two graduate students Abayomi Adekanmbi and Oluwafemi Paul Olaleye from the College of Engineering installed 60 soil moisture sensors (thirty in the high tunnel and thirty …

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With 1,946 reads (304 abstract, 974 full text html, and 668 pdf download/reads) in 2016, the article “Irrigation water requirements for seed corn and coffee under potential climate change scenarios,” published by Ali Fares, Ripenda Awal, Samira Fares, Alton Johnson, and Hector Velenzuela, was the most read article last year in the Journal of Water …

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The 4-H Clover Kids Club of Waller County were trained and educated last month on different types of cameras and how to turn photography into a career or source of income. There were a total of 10 youth who participated in the workshop held at the United Methodist Church in Waller, TX. The program was …

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College of Agriculture and Human Sciences’ Instructor Andrea McDonald’s Food Principles and Meal Management class ended the semester with their culminating project: an annual Holiday Party in May Hall on November 30, 2016. Applying principles learned during the semester such as recipe yielding, meal prepping and serving, the class planned the meal for 50 individuals. The …

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On November 18, 2016, PVAMU hosted over 1,400 youth for its Elementary School Day on “The Hill.” A group of about 60 students from Aldine ISD visited the University Farm and were introduced to research and extension activities by CAHS personnel through hands-on activities. Students rotated through the following stations before heading back to the …

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