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CAHS Kicks Off the New Year with plans for success

Written by Taelor Smith, CAHS Communications Specialist January 14 - At the close of the Fall 2018 semester, the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences held a Plan of Work Retreat on December 18th and 19th, 2018. The event's goal was to discuss and develop a report that will outline the college's future and present [...]

President Ruth Simmons Spends a Day With CAHS

January 14 - The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences started the year off right after Prairie View A&M University President, Dr. Ruth Simmons, graced the college with a personal visit. President Simmons had a full afternoon on January 7, 2019, as she spent time with each area of the PV agriculture community. Accompanied by [...]

Where Are They Now: Michael Johnson, Agriculture Teacher

January 14 - For some alumni, the love for Prairie View A&M University is so nice that they have to do it twice! College of Agriculture and Human Sciences alumni Michael Johnson is a two-time graduate having received both his Bachelor's degree in 1977 and Master's degree a few years later. His experience as a [...]

CAHS Dean Hosts College-Wide Meeting

January 14 - Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences students will return to campus to start the Spring 2019 semester focused and ready to take on new goals. Thanks to the productive College-Wide Meeting held on January 9th, this energy will be matched by the faculty, staff, and supporters of the [...]

4-H Fort Bend County Agent Recognized For Introducing Better Coping Skills For Healthy Living

January 7 - Since February of last year, Prairie View A&M University’s Extension Agent, Amber Foster has provided an hour-long yoga session for more than 40 students from diverse backgrounds-Asian, Middle Eastern, African, African American, and Hispanic. The students learned the importance of yoga practices, how it leads to healthy living habits and relieve everyday [...]

Fresh Food Options Coming to Prairie View

December 17 - Access to fresh, healthy foods is something many people take for granted. For small, rural, low-income communities like Prairie View, it is often difficult to find a consistent source for nutritious foods. This lack of access has earned the area a classification as a food desert.  City of Prairie View Mayor David [...]

Waller County Extension Agent’s Experience with Hurricane Harvey

December 17 - As communities continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Cooperative Extension Program county agents are diligently moving forward with their work to help bring these areas back to a sense of normalcy. Prairie View A&M Extension Agent in Waller County, Stedman Douglas hit the ground running as he started the [...]

Small Business “What You Need to Know”

Top 10 Tax Deductions for Small Business Small Business Trends by Barbara Weltman December 17 - Deductible business expenses help entrepreneurs with many of the costs of running a company. Business owners can write off most expenditures, although there may be limits and timing issues. So what are the most common tax deductions for small business? [...]

Waller County Extension Agent To Host Pollinator Program

December 10 - Come out to and learn how animals such as bees, butterflies and birds influence agriculture, benefit humans, and provide a splash of natural beauty to every environment. Join Waller County Extension Agent, Stedman Douglas, and Extension Associate Nathan Hermond for the Pollinator Program on Wednesday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 [...]

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 [...]