4-H and Youth Development

4-H & Youth Development Archives - College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

The Art of the Startup: Techpreneurs

December 10 - Entrepreneurs are visionaries and risk takers who play a critical role in growing our economy, creating jobs, innovating products and services across our state and nation.  According to the SBA, small businesses have generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years.  Although small businesses add more than half of new [...]

CARC and Department of Biology Collaborates to Serve Holleman Elementary Science Students

December 10 - Crossing the lines of learning is something that Prairie View A&M University prides itself on and that was no different when the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center and the Department of Biology recently collaborated to serve as judges for a science fair held at Holleman Elementary School in Waller ISD. Dr. Gloria Regisford, serves [...]

4-H AgRobotics Shifts Perception of Agriculture

December 10 - "The kids enjoyed the contest incredibly!" 4-H Parent Christopher Komound said his student was fully engaged at the recent Texas Tech G.E.A.R. (Get Excited About Robotics,) competition. The Prairie View A&M University's Cooperative Extension 4-H and Youth Development program is committed to redefining the perception of Agriculture for Texas youth by incorporating 21st [...]

Where Are They Now: Demond Spiller

November 12 - Prairie View A&M's College of Agriculture and Human Sciences provides its students multiple paths to success on a daily basis. Demond Spiller's CAHS experience has put him on a path to leading others into the world of agriculture. Spiller spent the majority of his life raising and showing cattle, and he wanted [...]

Where Are They Now: Jeremy Peaches

November 2 - Jeremy Peaches is one College of Agriculture and Human Sciences graduate who knows the importance of giving back and keeping the spirit of agriculture alive. He credits his life-long passion for plants and animals to his rural upbringing in Greenville, Mississippi, but when his family moved to Houston, it was hard for [...]

CAHS 4-H Goat Giveaway Program Makes Big Impact in Hamilton County

November 5 - As Emma Byers looks across her farm each morning, it's hard for her to believe how an opportunity to raise goats has completely changed her life. Byers' two sons, David and Ryan, received animals through the 4-H Goat Kid Giveaway, a program led by the International Goat Research Center. The giveaway provides a [...]

4-H Engages Youth in a Pre-College Outreach Summer Program

October 4, 2018 – The two worlds of Agriculture and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM had a group of 4-H students shooting for the stars in a recent Youth Lab.  The out-of-this-world lesson was part of the National 4-H Science mission mandate, which is designed to address the following: unsolved worldwide social problems, [...]

Goat Judging Workshops and 4-H Goat Judging Contest

October 1, 2018 – In an effort to bring communities proper training and knowledge when it comes to animal judging, Prairie View A&M University’s International Goat Research Center hosts a goat judging workshop and judging contest each summer. This past July, more than 40 youth and adults participated in the goat judging workshop where they [...]

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 [...]