The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is the unit within the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences that plays an important role in agriculture, natural 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.
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,..
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.
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,..
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,..
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.
is a livestock mobile medical system that allows farmers to report in real-time sick livestock, receive instant potential diagnosis or information, and automatically alert their vets and related personnel. VetLink also allows livestock administration officers to monitor sick animal distribution both timely and geographically and thus send out warning about potential animal disease outburst.
April 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Alvin Junior High Students Spends A Day with CAHS
April 15 - Students from Alvin Junior High School recently paid a visit to the Prairie View A&M University campus as a stop on their college tour. While visiting, students had a hands-on, fully in-depth [...]
April 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Recognizing the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
April 15 - Mrs. Vida Harrison won the Excellence in Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Peer Educator Awards at the EFNEP 50 Year Celebration. The work she has done as a EFNEP Peer [...]
April 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Webb County Extension Read For Life Program Featured Locally
April 15 - The work that Prairie View A&M University does reaches far beyond its campus with thanks in part to the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP). A recent local television appearance by CEP Family and [...]