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Cooperative Extension Program Archives - College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Fall is For Planting

September 17, 2018 – Colorful foliage, falling leaves, campfires, and crisp air are all symbolic of fall, which means it's time to connect to nature or putter around in the yard. Because of HGTv's curb appeal segments, homeowners compete for new trends, fads and improved methods to win the coveted yard of the month. They insist [...]

A Caring Heart Goes A Long Way When Extension and Research Collaborate In the Community

August 20, 2018 – Relying on gumption and unbridled enthusiasm to change the world around her, making a difference with her ideas, fighting social norms, unwavering in seeking solutions for others, and giving rise to emotional expectations is the script of a small, in stature, but huge in heart woman. Born in India, but making [...]

Rejuvenating Agriculture in the Minds of Middle School 4-H’ers

August 6, 2018 - Within the last five years, according to the AgCareers.com Enrollment and Employment Outlook Survey, less than 1% of college students were in an agricultural major, even fewer were from ethnic minority populations. As such, college graduates enrolled in Ag career majors are more in demand than ever. The agriculture, nutrition and [...]

YEP4Success: Youth Entrepreneurship Leads to Stronger Texas Economies

July 9, 2018 - Concerns about small business access to capital are a significant reality for new entrepreneurs. According to the Congressional Research Service reports, small businesses are behind the curve accessing the capital investment needed to start or expand their operations that lead to job creation and improved economies in the local regions. Federal [...]

1890-EDEN Partners with FEMA to Prepare Texas’ Underserved Communities for Disaster

July 9, 2018 - Evidenced from the numerous families assisted by Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program after Hurricane Harvey in counties like Waller, Harris and Liberty, underserved communities, particularly in the rural areas of Texas, can significantly benefit from research-based disaster education. Researchers contend natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, and floods are [...]

Getting Back to “Please” and “Thank You” CEP Staff are Recipients of Performance Excellence Awards

July 2, 2018 - Over the last decade, Texas has reported high rates of teenagers turned unemployable work eligible adults who for various reasons missed out on the indispensable technical and competitive-edge defining soft skills to succeed in the 21st-century labor market. Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) envisions a better life for [...]

New CAHS Leadership Has Arrived at PVAMU…Gerard D’Souza

July 2, 2018 – The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) new dean and director of land-grant programs, Gerard D’Souza, officially assumed leadership on July 1st. The employees and students readily anticipate his vision to help lead the College to its next stage of growth. D’Souza brings an astounding amount of experience from his [...]

Micro-Loan Workshops in Fort Bend County Give Family Farms Hope for the Future

June 18, 2018 - Rather than feel defeated during a slow economy, small businesses can turn to experts for assistance to gain access to banking services and get advice on building a favorable credit score.  According to a survey conducted by the National Small Business Association (SBA), 43 percent of small businesses seeking loans were [...]

CED Continues to Respond to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

June 18, 2018 - Since August last year when Hurricane Harvey first made landfall and devastated the southeast region of Texas, Prairie View A&M University's Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) agents have continued to respond to community members who fell victim to its effects. One such example is Yolany Mejia, a resident of Cleveland, TX in [...]

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Expresses Interest in Prairie View A&M University

June 18, 2018 - The Cooperative Extension Program in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences participated with Texas A&M in the “Battle Ground to Breaking Ground” (BG2BG) program hosted in Dallas, Texas, May 31, 2018.  Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, attended the event in support of the initial 2014 Farm Bill designating veterans [...]