Approximately 50 student employees working in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) participated in a Workplace Etiquette Seminar on September 26th and 27th. Gail Long, Assistant Director for Staff Development and Special Projects and Laura Carson, Director for Compliance, Undergraduate Research and Student Success, spearheaded the seminar featuring topics on proper business etiquette …

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Six Agriculture majors pursuing concentrations in Animal Science traveled to Oakwood, Texas, to attend the 100 Ranchers Beef Cattle Selection Workshop. The student participants have attended three events sponsored by this community based organization. Traveling with these students were Billy Lawton, Program Leader, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension Program; Alfred L. Parks, Professor of …

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Developing a web-based tool to estimate irrigation water requirements for agricultural crops and urban landscape in Texas was the subject of a presentation given by Research Scientist Ripendra Awal and co-authored by Ali Fares, Interim Associate Director of Research, at a meeting of the American Society of Nepalese Engineers held in Houston, TX, on September …

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The National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) held its 2016 annual meeting September 12-15 in Big Sky, Montana. NEAFCS educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. Originally known in 1933 as the National Home Demonstration Agents’ Association, NEAFCS has a rich history of …

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Arionne Patterson, junior Agriculture major from Fresno, CA, is among 35 Prairie View A&M University students chosen to attend the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, September 21-25. Paterson is a USDA 1890 Scholar and is very active in campus organizations and activities. Students were selected …

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Brothers Raymond and Russell Thomas share more than just last names and Eagle Scout honors. They are both proud recipients of support from the USDA National Scholars Program and students in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), entering in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Although Russell began this fall, he has seen himself as …

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Billy Lawton, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader at the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), and Ripendra Awal, Research Scientist, and Post-Doctoral Researcher Haimanote Bayabil, both from the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), visited a flood-prone farm in Somerville, Burleson County, on September 13, 2016. The team discussed flooding and drainage issues on the farm with …

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Communications Specialist Kelley A. Redmon participated in an event called “Mission to Mars, What Will It Take?” Thursday, September 15, 2016, benefitting Space Center Houston’s Youth STEM Academies. This event held at NASA and River Oaks Country Club allowed Redmon to discuss the impact agriculture has on space exploration as well as provide a platform …

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The International Goat Research Center (CARC) conducted a one-day “Introduction to Goat Reproductive Management” short course on September 15. Research Scientist Bill Foxworth and Research Specialist Scott Horner conducted the program with the aid of several undergraduate students. The nine attendees ranged from goat producers to veterinarians from a variety of geographic locations across the …

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