Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

Agricultural Students Participated as Volunteers with the Earth Team Bringing Hands-On Experiential Learning Activities to the Classroom

June 4, 2018 - Soil quality is an essential component to the sustainability of food and fiber production. It is also vital for clean air and water, livestock grazing, and many other functions that support life as we know it and for future generations. Undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) [...]

Garden 2 Table 2018 Hits the Mark … Again

May 21, 2018 - South Dallas, Texas is not the most affluent area, but it is characterized as a food desert with poor and ethnic minorities facing barriers to access grocery shopping and limited transportation. Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program county agents recognized a need in serving this population by offering no-cost workshops [...]

Impacting Families through Reading

May 21, 2018 - Educating families about positive parenting practices and healthy family functioning is essential to improving overall child and family health and well-being. Helping the child learn to read and write are positive parenting practices and essential skills that lead to a child's success in school and later life. According to many experts, [...]

The Commitment to Be an Entrepreneur

May 21, 2018 - Start-up and established business owners are learning to overcome the challenges they face with putting short and long-range planning on the back burner. Entrepreneurs are known to be the visionaries of the business world, and whether the vision is of a small enterprise, a work from home operation, or a Fortune [...]

A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Series Increases Healthy Habits

May 21, 2018 - According to, Bell County, Texas has approximately 29% of adults that are obese, and 28% are physically inactive. Fifty-six percent of people in Bell County ages 18 to 44 are at risk for obesity (The Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2011-2015). Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 [...]

CEP Offers Helping Hand to Hurricane Harvey Victim in Dayton

April 23, 2018 - Claudia Cannaday of Dayton, Texas stated that her area received 57 inches of rain from Harvey and debris from the storm left several large piles of debris in her yard. It ruined all of the carpet in the house and the drywall throughout the house had to be replaced. Even the [...]

Strawberry Research Provides Service to Texas Farmers

April 23, 2018 - Strawberries are proven to improve cardiovascular and brain health, as well as prevent some types of cancer. It’s no wonder Prairie View A&M University is trying to get ahead of the curve by finding ways to help limited-resource farmers successfully grow organic strawberries. According to the USDA, California produces 91-percent of [...]

2018 Land Grant Week Celebration

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences organized the First Land Grant Week, April 16-19 2018. This event was an effort of the college leadership to appreciate and encourage excellence of our students, alumni, faculty, research scientists, extension personnel, and supporting staff.  Sixty two undergraduate and graduate students from five colleges gave oral and poster presentations. [...]

Six Steps to Easy Gardening from a Container

Container Gardening is a delightful way to grow healthy and delicious vegetables for individuals and families who have a limited amount of space.  Growing vegetables in a pot or a container is not only fun, but it's an easy way to introduce children to gardening as well as beginners. Even better, nearly anything that grows [...]

Prairie View & FFA: Impacting lives Across the Country

April 2, 2018 - Having a relationship with national agricultural organizations like FFA is important for a  land-grant university such as Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Working together, the college can enhance its programs and prepare students poised to become leaders in the agricultural industry in an impactful way. PVAMU offers research and learning through [...]