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A Web-Based Tool to Monitor and Visualize Groundwater Storage in Texas

August 20, 2018 – Groundwater is an important source for drinking, industry, and irrigated agriculture with the latter being the largest consumer of groundwater resources in Texas. In semi-arid and drought-prone areas, groundwater becomes a primary source to fulfill water demands. Advancements in technology that create the ability to visualize and analyze data have given [...]

Entering a new Era at Prairie View A&M University in Food Security Research

August 20, 2018 – Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) entered a new era in agriculture when Endowed Professor Deland J. Myers Sr. received funding in the amount of 5.3 million dollars from the Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI) to establish the Integrated Food Security Research Center (IFSRC).  The new center is the [...]

A Caring Heart Goes A Long Way When Extension and Research Collaborate In the Community

August 20, 2018 – Relying on gumption and unbridled enthusiasm to change the world around her, making a difference with her ideas, fighting social norms, unwavering in seeking solutions for others, and giving rise to emotional expectations is the script of a small, in stature, but huge in heart woman. Born in India, but making [...]

Rejuvenating Agriculture in the Minds of Middle School 4-H’ers

August 6, 2018 - Within the last five years, according to the Enrollment and Employment Outlook Survey, less than 1% of college students were in an agricultural major, even fewer were from ethnic minority populations. As such, college graduates enrolled in Ag career majors are more in demand than ever. The agriculture, nutrition and [...]

Preliminary Analysis of Irrigation Water Needs for Turf Grass across Harris County

August 6, 2018 - Harris County is the third most populated counties in the US. About 30% of domestic water use is for outdoor activities especially landscape irrigation and gardening. Optimum landscape and garden irrigation contribute to substantial water and energy savings and consequently reduction of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. A study is underway [...]

Empowering Students is the Solution

August 6, 2018 - It is no longer enough for a student to be knowledgeable on the subject matter of a particular major, but also empowered with the soft skills necessary to enhance their employability. The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) demonstrates it is essential to teach students effective [...]

CAHS Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Human Ecology (ANE) Scholarship(deadline: Apr. 1)

YEP4Success: Youth Entrepreneurship Leads to Stronger Texas Economies

July 9, 2018 - Concerns about small business access to capital are a significant reality for new entrepreneurs. According to the Congressional Research Service reports, small businesses are behind the curve accessing the capital investment needed to start or expand their operations that lead to job creation and improved economies in the local regions. Federal [...]

1890-EDEN Partners with FEMA to Prepare Texas’ Underserved Communities for Disaster

July 9, 2018 - Evidenced from the numerous families assisted by Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program after Hurricane Harvey in counties like Waller, Harris and Liberty, underserved communities, particularly in the rural areas of Texas, can significantly benefit from research-based disaster education. Researchers contend natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, and floods are [...]

PVAMU Agricultural Research Serves USAID Farmer to Farmer Program in Gujarat, India

July 9, 2018 - The USAID Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Program transfers technical knowledge and expertise of U.S. experts, agricultural producers and businesses on a voluntary basis to middle-income countries around the world. The primary goal of the F2F program is to promote sustainable improvements in climate change, food security, and education. Moreover, the program [...]