Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

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 [...]

Extension Assists Waller County Farmers with High Infestation of Leaf Cutter Ants

June 4, 2018 - One of the challenges of farming is the presence of destructive elements, which have adverse effects on production and consequently revenue. Joseph Mezher, a Waller County farmer who specializes in fruit crops, medicinal plants, and vegetable production, faced problems with Leaf Cutter Ants. Mezher's farm had a well-established peach orchard that [...]

How Beans Turned from a Nuisance to a Profitable Enterprise

June 4, 2018 - It isn’t often a business can actually come from the trash heap unless it is an enterprise focused on recycling.  The Mesquite tree has been deemed a nuisance for the past several decades as more vacant land is developed.  In times past, the Mesquite tree "beans" were a vital food staple [...]

The Texas Medical Center Recognizes 4-H Fort Bend County Agent for Introducing Better Coping Skills for Healthy Living

June 4, 2018 - In 2016, the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published a collective review of research specifically focused on yoga in schools. According to the results, yoga “is a viable and potentially efficacious strategy for improving child and adolescent health and therefore worthy of continued research,” with students reporting less [...]