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PVAMU Leads Efforts to Assist Houston Food Bank Following Detrimental Ammonia Leak

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (November 26, 2019) - As the Houston Food Bank (HFB) continues to recover from being forced to toss 1.8 million pounds of food last week due to an ammonia leak, a group of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) students has jumped into action. Sophomore agriculture major Lenaye Palmer is a member of [...]

PVAMU’s Cooperative Extension Program Awarded $800,000 for Development in Waller, Liberty Counties

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (October 30, 2019) - Members of the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Jimmy Henry (PI) and Bridget Ross (Co-PI), were recently awarded $800,000 by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross stated, "the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $48 million in [...]

Prairie View Kicks Off Seasonal Farmers’ Market

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (October 29, 2019) - The first two Prairie View Farmers’ Market events have attracted more than 100 attendees from the University community, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as residents of the city of Prairie View and other surrounding towns. The market was met with great enthusiasm by those who [...]

Six PVAMU Students Accepted into USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (October 15, 2019) - This school year, the United States Department of Agriculture has selected a new team of Prairie View A&M University students to the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. With the addition of the new scholars, PVAMU now has ten USDA/1890 National Scholars representing the university not only on our campus [...]

Researchers from PVAMU, Imo State Polytechnic Discover Healthier Seasoning Alternative

Groundbreaking science is happening at Prairie View A&M University in the form of plant research. The Plant Systems group from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences teamed up with scientists from Imo State Polytechnic in Owerri, Nigeria to create medicinal plants that can be used as a healthy alternative for flavoring food. “There are [...]

Dr. Deland Myers On How Community-Focused Solutions Are Essential to Improve Food Security

Dr. Deland Myers is taking on a big task: trying to solve hunger in Texas. Luckily, he’s not alone. Thanks to the way Prairie View’s Agriculture Department is structured, he’s able to work with researchers in areas ranging from soil science to sociology to develop a holistic approach to keeping people fed. He explained how [...]

PVAMU Alumnus Patrice Bailey ’95 Named Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen has appointed Patrice Bailey to an Assistant Commissioner post at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Bailey will oversee Outreach, Agricultural Marketing and Development, Dairy and Meat Inspection, and Food and Feed Safety for the MDA. Bailey, a native of Harlem, New York, holds a B.S. in Agriculture Education from Prairie [...]

PVAMU research details African Red Dust’s rising threat to health and environment

A conversation with Dr. Richard Griffin can give you a whole new way of thinking about dust, and not the kind you sweep and remove from homes, apartments and offices. Specifically, Dr. Griffin studies the red dust of West Africa that can carry toxins while travel-ing right across the Atlantic Ocean in the high winds [...]

PVAMU students win first-place in 2019 National MANRRS Quiz Bowl

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) brought home the first-place trophy in the National MANRRS Quiz Bowl Competition. The Panthers defeated the University of Maryland in the final round of competition. The contest took place at the National MANRRS Career Fair and Training Conference in Overland Park, [...]

PVAMU alumnus and county agent talks vertical planting on Great Day Houston

Though a new concept to many, vertical planting is becoming more popular in urban communities that offer minimal space for farming. Jeremy Peaches '15, Prairie View A&M  University alumnus and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) county agent is doing his part to teach and inform youth on proper techniques to grow food in the city with [...]