Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Cooperative Agriculture Research Center

Bayabil, Fares, and Ray Co-author Two Food-Energy-Water Nexus White Papers

The Associate Director of Research, Ali Fares, Research Scientist Ram Ray and Post-doctoral fellow, Haimanote Bayabil, co-authored two white papers which were recently published in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, Springer International Publishing AG 2017. Fares contributed to "State of the Art of Water for Food within the Nexus Framework" which evaluates the state of knowledge [...]

Strengthening Communication Skills of Agricultural Students

Members of the Animal Systems Research Group are collaborating with Drs. Holli Leggette-Archer and Theresa P. Murphrey from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University. Leggette-Archer and Murphrey recently received a Higher Education Challenge grant from the USDA to strengthen communication skills of agricultural students. The goal is to prepare [...]

Turner Delivers Speech in Commemorating the Late Clarence E. “Bighouse” Gaines

Dr. William H. Turner, Research Scientist and Leader of the Social System and Allied Research unit in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), delivered a speech commemorating a renowned and legendary basketball coach in HBCU sports: the late Clarence E. "Bighouse" Gaines, who coached for 47 years at Winston-Salem State University, winning 828 games, the [...]

CARC Student Researchers Discuss Findings with Summer Bridge Participants

Nineteen summer bridge participants interacted with Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) summer student researchers to learn about projects related to the work being performed by CARC research scientists. It was an intentional and collaborative strategy between the CARC and the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology to introduce incoming agriculture and nutrition majors to [...]

Blacks in Appalachia and Turner’s Work Featured in the Washington Post

Recently the Washington Post called on Dr. William H. Turner, Research Scientist and Leader of the Social System and Allied Research area in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) - and a former research associate from 1979 to 1991 to Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book Roots-for a feature story titled "African Americans [...]

Eight and Ninth graders from Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD Visit

8th and 9th graders from Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD visited our campus on Thursday August 3, 2017. Part of their visited included the International Goat Research Center and the Green House area. Mr. Scott Horner, Ms. Chandra Adams, and Williams Foxworth, and Alphina Ho-Watson interacted with the students and gave them an overview [...]

Estwick Visits the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The visit of Dr. Noel Estwick and his colleague Dr. Beverly Samuel, a national program leader in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on July 24-27 to meet with staff and other federal representatives to further develop an action plan was featured in the USDA’s electronic [...]

Hodge Recognized for Service at Texas FFA Convention

Horace Hodge was honored at the 89th Texas FFA State Convention held July 10-14 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Completing six years of dedicated service on the Texas FFA Board of Directors, he was presented with a plaque and issued a Resolution signed by the State President and Executive Director. Submitted [...]

CAHS’ High-Value Specialty Crops Program

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences has developed a Specialty Crops Project to help Texas Small Farmers diversify their farm operations, improve income and their livelihoods. The CAHS Project Team led by Research Scientist Peter Ampim is evaluating ten high value and highly nutritious crops that include three small fruits, five vegetables, one root [...]

Scientists from Mexico Visit to the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one [...]