Cooperative Agricultural Research Center

The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is the unit within the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences that plays an important role in agriculturenatural resources and life sciences. The CARC component helps Prairie View A&M University fulfill its land-grant mission of teaching, research and service.

Agricultural research in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center is divided into the following areas: Animal Systems, Plant Systems, Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environmental Systems and Social Systems and Allied Research. Find CARC Research Staff on the CAHS Directory.

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Animal Systems

Herd Of Goats

Our research focuses on reproductive performance, genetic improvement, animal genome, controlled reproduction in goats, improved artificial insemination, small and large ruminant reproductive physiology, developmental biology,..

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Plant Systems

Plant Systems Research

We are working on increased global food and bioenergy production, plant systematics and medicinal plants, sweet potato genomics, best management practices for crops, water management in cropping systems and water quality issues.

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Food Systems

Goat Cheese

We conduct research projects on value-added processing, food safety, and nutrition for the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center focusing on physio-chemical characterization of goat meat and milk products and fruits and vegetables, product development,..

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Natural Resources and Environmental Systems

Sprinklers on the farm

We conduct applied field, laboratory and modeling research activities on water security, soil sciences and the environmental management in ways that provide valuable service to limited resource farmers and ranchers in Texas,..

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Social Systems and Allied Research

Society

Social System and Allied Research focuses on the economic, social and sustainable dimensions of limited resource farmers, ranchers, families and communities.

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International Goat Research Center

International Goat Research Center

The International Goat Research Center (IGRC) is the flagship program of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). Founded in 1983 on the main campus of Prairie View A&M University, its premise was based on genetic improvement and reproductive performance in goats. Since then many international partnerships were established.

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Analytical Chemistry | Molecular Biology | Microbiology

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Research Seminar Series

WHEN: Thursdays @ 11am CST

WHERE: Carden-Waller Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) Building Auditorium or Watch Live on livestream.com/pvamucahs

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Are You a Student and want to Volunteer on the Farm?

Submit the Volunteer Information Form to:

Dr. Louis Nuti at (936) 261-5085, lcnuti@pvamu.edu or Dr. Laura Carson at (936) 261-5010, lecarson@pvamu.edu

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