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Cooperative Extension Program Archives - College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

PVAMU 2019 National MANRRS Quiz Bowl Champions

April 15 - Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) won 1st Place in the National MANRRS Quiz Bowl Competition at the National MANRRS Career Fair and Training Conference in Overland Park, KS, April 6. The team, named “The Golden Panthers” defeated the Quiz Bowl team [...]

Harris County 4-H Agent Featured on Great Day Houston

April 1 - Though a new concept to many, vertical planting is becoming more popular in urban communities that offer minimal space for farming. Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Program Agent Jeremy Peaches is doing his part to teach and inform youth on proper techniques to grow food in the city with his recent feature [...]

PVAMU Shines at 2019 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

March 18 -It is another year in the books for Prairie View A&M at the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HSLR). This year, the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences kept the tradition alive as the only Historically Black College and University represented at this event. Each year HLSR brings millions of people [...]

Vegetable Planting Day at Jones Elementary

February 18 - A freezing, windy and early Friday morning couldn't slow down the excitement of H.T. Jones Elementary students as they prepared for the moment they'd anticipated since before they left for their holiday break. The time was here to plant vegetables in their campus' new raised garden beds. The NextGEN (gardening, education, nutrition) [...]

FFA Career Development Event

By: Tucker Wilson February 18 - Later this week, hundreds of high school students will converge onto the Prairie View A&M University campus.  The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences will host its 6th annual FFA Career Development Event (CDE) on "the hill," Thursday, February 21st. This event has grown significantly since its introduction in [...]

Free Tax Prep

Earn it! Keep it! Grow it! Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program February 18 - Tax season is here, and despite the expected delays the recent government shutdown may have caused, tax experts urge you to file your returns as soon as possible. And if you’re like a lot of people, you may need assistance. Prairie [...]

Where Are They Now: Christopher Johnson

February 18 - The friendships, lessons, and knowledge gained at Prairie View A&M University is the common theme of why alumni hold their alma mater near to their hearts. Christopher Johnson’s PV experience helped prepare him for the life he lives today and better allowed him to give back to others. Johnson found his purpose [...]

PVAMU Supports Worthing High School

By: Taelor Smith February 18 - In celebration of the newly renovated Worthing High School, Houston Independent School District hosted a grand reopening ceremony for students and the community to show off the new additions recently made to the school. With Prairie View A&M’s Cooperative Extension Program being very active in the Sunnyside community where Worthing High School [...]

Where Are They Now: Conlee Herrera-Fry, Veterinary School Student

February 11 - Attending Prairie View A&M University was instilled in Conlee Herrera-Fry as a child, having grown up on a farm right down the road in Hockley, Texas and being in a family with a long history of attending the university. Considering himself somewhat of a legacy student of PVAMU due to his grandmother [...]

Online Payment Services: Are They a Good Fit for Your Small Business?

By Caron Beesley Contributor to the Small Business Administration Blog February 11 - Credit cards offer a few payment options for small businesses, but other services like PayPal, and Google Wallet, Square and CashApp are gaining in popularity.  These tools make it easier than ever to buy and sell goods online and via mobile devices. [...]