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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Although the American Dairy Goat Association declares that goat milk contains more riboflavin and phosphorus than cow milk, goat milk has not gained popularity in the United States among milk drinkers. Around the world, populations consume goat milk for its taste and nutrients. According to the USDA, Texas has the largest number of goats in …

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Members of the Animal Systems Research Group are collaborating with Drs. Holli Leggette-Archer and Theresa P. Murphrey from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University. Leggette-Archer and Murphrey recently received a Higher Education Challenge grant from the USDA to strengthen communication skills of agricultural students. The goal is to prepare …

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Horace Hodge was honored at the 89th Texas FFA State Convention held July 10-14 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Completing six years of dedicated service on the Texas FFA Board of Directors, he was presented with a plaque and issued a Resolution signed by the State President and Executive Director. Submitted …

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Gary R. Newton, Director of the International Goat Research Center and Leader of the Animal System, was selected by the Office of National Programs to chair a USDA Agricultural Research Service review panel for the Food Animal Production National Program. The panel examined and scored research plans centered on production practices, including stress, in cattle, …

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The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences continued its mission to serve the community by hosting its 4th annual FFA Career Development Event (CDE) at Prairie View on February 23rd. This event has grown significantly since its introduction in 2014 and continues to impact the lives of FFA members from several Texas counties. This year, …

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On January 9, 2017, Horace Hodge, USDA/1890 Program Liaison, on behalf of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, presented Tom Maynard, retired State Executive Director, Texas FFA Association, an appreciation plaque for spearheading the “Team Ag Ed” support for the CAHS to host Invitational FFA Career Development (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE) at …

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The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) convened the Data Science in Agriculture Summit, October 10th 2016 in Chicago to identify the frontiers and future of data in agriculture and build on existing U.S. government wide-efforts and investments in Big Data. In addition to NIFA staff, …

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Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, the director of USDA’s NIFA, will visit the college this week. In his role as director, he oversees the NIFA award funds across the land-grant system. Starting Wednesday afternoon, he will focus his attention on CEP. Shortly after, he will meet with recipients of the Capacity Building Grants to examine research, teaching …

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One of the 2014 USDA/1890 Scholars Program recipients will be attending the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) at Prairie View this fall. Mr. Raymond Thomas is one of the most recent scholars to be accepted into the USDA/1890 Scholars Program, and he has chosen Prairie View A&M University as the 1890 institution at …

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