Monday Minute

Extension Specialists Attend White House Initiative

According to the U.S. Department of Education, President Jimmy Carter signed an executive order in 1980 establishing a federal program “to overcome the effects of discriminatory treatment and to strengthen and expand the capacity of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to provide quality education”. In 2011, President Barack Obama established the National HBCU Week [...]

Fares Invited to 2016 Texas Water Roadmap Forum

This one-day forum, a facilitated charrette, was organized and sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board and National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (RCN-CE3SAR). The RCN-CE3SAR was the forum facilitator. The forum was hosted by Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M-SA) with arrangements coordinated by the Institute [...]

Agriculture Workshops Presented

Beginning farmers, gardeners and gardening enthusiasts took part in three Agriculture workshops hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The workshop series targeted small-scale, beginning growers or those wishing to enter production and covered the entire production spectrum from field preparation to harvesting to managing a farm business. The [...]

Students, Scientists and Faculty Submit 37 Abstracts

Students, CARC’s Researchers and CAHS’ faculty members, submitted 37 abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 1890’s Association of Research Directors Research Symposium, to be held April 1-4, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. The Natural Resources and Environmental Systems submitted 14 abstracts while the Animal Systems contributed five as did the Food Systems.  CARC’s Research [...]

Livestock Club Assists with American Dairy Goat Judges Training

On Sunday, October 30, seven members of the PVAMU Livestock Club travelled to Bastrop, TX to assist with the American Dairy Goat Association’s judges training conference. The students were able to learn about the points of dairy goat conformation and how to select the best show animals, as well as how to prepare and present [...]

Estwick Teaches Outside the Classroom

Students learn well through active participation, both physically and mentally. Dr. Noel M. Estwick took a different approach for his AGEC 4233: Land Resources Economics class. This class exposes students to land management and investigation of institutions and government as they relate to agriculture. On November 8, 2016 the students went on a field trip [...]

Leaders Encourage Students to ‘Go Beyond Their Imagination’

Advisors for the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences Student Leadership Apprentice Program (S.L.A.P) have received excellent feedback from the apprentices regarding what they are learning and ways they intend to use this knowledge in their academic experience and in preparation for their careers. October’s workshops began with a presentation facilitated by co-advisors LaRachelle Smith [...]

Seven Students Conducting Research with CAHS Researchers Win Big

Twenty-five PVAMU undergraduate and graduate students conducting research with CAHS’ researchers and faculty participated in the 13th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium on November 3-4, 2016. Seven of these students won prizes in different oral and poster categories: Abayomi Adekanmbi Juan Avedano Robert Douglas Ram Sai Reddy Janapana Tiffany Latin Oluwafemi Paul Olaleye Jessica [...]

CAHS Undergraduate Student is National Award Winner

Chatera Claybon, a CAHS undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering taught by Eric Risch, Interim Research Scientist Leader of the Natural Resources and Environmental Systems, won the Irrigation Foundation E3 student award. Claybon is one of fewer than twenty student nation-wide winners of the Irrigation Foundation award. These students will [...]

CAHS Employees Get Energized Through Skill Enhancement Workshops

Employees in the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences (CAHS) have been engaged in a series of training and development workshops designed to enrich staff skill sets and competencies. The Staff Development Unit delivers invigorating and inspiring workshops and seminars designed to build interpersonal skills through training and webinars. In an effort to keep employees [...]