The Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness curriculum was implemented in Maverick County though health classes at CC Winn and Eagle Pass High Schools.  The lessons focused on topics such as sugary drinks, the benefits of incorporating fruits and vegetables to a daily eating regimen, nutrition label reading, among others. The six-lesson series included interactive …

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Nebraska native Zhane Latrice Brown explains why she chose to pursue her education in agriculture and to dream of becoming a veterinarian at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Brown hails from a small town offering limited educational progress to their minority residents. For her, PVAMU was a culture shock, but she quickly learned to embrace …

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Billy Lawton, Program Leader Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), and Ming Gao, Senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), are involved in an integrated research and extension project to promote local cucumber production using grafting technology. The cucumber, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, originated in India. …

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The 9th Annual Mentoring Conference was held at the University of New Mexico last week featuring proposals that critically and innovatively analyzed different types of developmental relationships and how networking through various disciplines may contribute to the long-term success and prosperity of an individual. Each year the conference hosts networkers and speakers from institutions nationwide …

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On October 20, Senior Cooperative Agricultural Research Center Research Scientist Ming Gao’s research group harvested their sweet potato hybrid lines, which are new purple-fleshed varieties. A total of 30 hybrid lines, which were selected from those obtained from hybridization in the previous two years, were grown in small blocks on the PVAMU farm to test …

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Peter Ampim, Research Scientist, attended a two-day conference/workshop on high tunnel and strawberry production organized by AgriLife Extension on October 12 and 13, 2016 in Fort Worth. The event’s first day covered a range of issues including new items on pesticide laws and regulation, high tunnel designs and construction, integrating aquaponics and high tunnels, integrated …

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CAHS Juniors Lead in SGA

October 24, 2016

For CAHS juniors Regan Johnson and Kendric Jones, the college experience means broadening one academic awareness but also being part of an organized voice for the student body’s academic, social and cultural well being at PVAMU. Serving as liaison between students, faculty, administrators, both were elected to the University’s Student Government Association (SGA). Johnson, a …

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Raymond Thomas, Michelle Mbia, Cayla Steemer, Jessica Watts, and Tiffany Latin gave presentations at the CAHS Research Seminar Series on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Thomas and Latin shared their experiences on their summer study abroad trip to Namibia. Mbia gave a summary of the research study she has been conducting under the supervision of Peter …

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Twenty-five PVAMU students mentored by Cooperative Agriculture Research Center (CARC) Researchers submitted abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the Texas A&M University System 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium to be held November 3-4 on campus. Submissions covered topics related to gene expressions and early embryo development in goats. Another submission focused on how …

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