Blog: Growing ideas. Impacting lives.

Development of Value-Added Food Processing Research Infrastructure in the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center at Prairie View A&M University

March 18, 2018 - Additional laboratories will provide the capability to characterize the chemical, physical, sensory and microbial components found in the meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetable products produced on the PVAMU Farm.  These laboratories will not only support the research carried out on the PVAMU campus but will also serve as a resource for [...]

Bringing Hands-On Experiential Learning Activities to the Classroom

March 18, 2018 - Students enrolled in BS AGRI degree program will have an opportunity to participate in the Earth Team Volunteer Program as part of a collaborative venture between PVAMU's College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The PI for the project, [...]

A Haitian delegate visited PVAMU and Discussed Potential Collaboration with CAHS

March 18, 2018 - A Haitian delegate composed of two senators and the mayor of LaGonave Island visited Prairie View A&M University and met Dr. Ali Fares, Interim Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center on Wednesday, February 21. They were accompanied by a team from the Tri-County Black Chamber [...]

Supplementation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Goat Milk

March 18, 2018 - There is sufficient scientific evidence to support that omega-3 fatty acids (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids), particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are not only beneficial for general health and well-being but also play a vital role in preventing chronic diseases.  EPA and DHA have been shown to improve [...]

Six Steps to Easy Gardening from a Container

Container Gardening is a delightful way to grow healthy and delicious vegetables for individuals and families who have a limited amount of space.  Growing vegetables in a pot or a container is not only fun, but it's an easy way to introduce children to gardening as well as beginners. Even better, nearly anything that grows [...]

Prairie View & FFA: Impacting lives Across the Country

April 2, 2018 - Having a relationship with national agricultural organizations like FFA is important for a  land-grant university such as Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Working together, the college can enhance its programs and prepare students poised to become leaders in the agricultural industry in an impactful way. PVAMU offers research and learning through [...]

PVAMU Water Team Celebrates the 2018 World Water Day by Connecting with Students

April 2, 2018 - The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) joined the global community to celebrate the annual World Water Day on March 22nd.  This year, the theme of the celebration was Nature for Water – Exploring Nature-based Solutions to the Water Challenges We Face in the 21st Century.  The CAHS Water Team [...]

CAHS Members at the Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition of Prairie View Trail Riders Association

The 2018 Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition organized by Prairie View Trail Riders Association (PVTRA) took place at Kilpatrick’s Place, 22063 FM 1098 Prairie View, TX 77445, an open field west of the Prairie View A&M University Panthers’ football stadium on Monday, February 19. Ripendra Awal, Chandra Adams, and Ali Fares were among several members of [...]

Prairie View & Specialty Crop Research: Changing Agriculture One Farm at a Time

Limited Resources farmers face many different challenges when it comes to production and operations. Gaining resources, increasing production capacity, and low commodity prices keep these small farm operations from competing in the market. However, there are some actions that limited resource farms can take to increase income. One example of this is producing specialty crops [...]

Natural Means of Omega-3 Delivery

March 18, 2018 - The concept that many food components, i.e., proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, phytochemicals can improve health continues to advance worldwide.  The development of food ingredients, which provide both nutritional, and health benefits will result in significant advances in food science and disease prevention in humans. Our research laboratory has developed food [...]