Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

Harbor Light Center-Salvation Army Men’s Unit receives Money Management Classes

Today’s economic situation reflects a severe lack of financial preparedness, an inability to navigate everyday financial situations from purchasing a home to retirement. Increasingly notable, consumers need to develop their knowledge and skills necessary to navigate in a complex economic marketplace and achieve lifetime financial security. As a result, there is an increased need to [...]

4-H Focuses on Abilities not Disabilities in Cameron County

Access, equity, and opportunity are objectives critical to the mission and vision of the 4-H Program. Because 4-H allows young people to make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and shape their communities, the philosophy of inclusion rather than segregation has shown beneficial to programs in Cameron County.  Understanding the high demand more than [...]

Integrated Parasite Management Workshop

The Cooperative Extension Program (AGNR) and the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center (CARC) hosted the second workshop in the Small Ruminant Workshop Series on Saturday, November 18th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. The morning session held in the Carden-Waller Cooperative Extension Building and the afternoon session held at Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Farm on [...]

Liberty County Agent James Motton assists family in home repair following Housing Workshop

Liberty County residents are thankful today since learning of the valuable resources available through USDA and the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program in Liberty County. Before Hurricane Harvey, Community and Economic Development specialist and county agents organized a series of home buying and home repair seminars educating the public on the resources available [...]

Hurricane Response in Liberty Texas

Ten days after Hurricane Harvey Liberty County, Community & Economic Development extension agents took the lead in organizing and responding to the hurricane victims.  The agents provided thousands of residents with blankets, toiletries, water, gift cards, shoes, clothes, cleaning supplies, food, gift cards, temporary housing and other supplies. Local churches, community organizations, and businesses reinvested [...]

2017 Annual Emergency Management Summit

The Emergency Management Summit, anticipated every year around September, is a one-day workshop that provides a forum for local and regional executives to share strategies and to coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. This year, the Summit highlighted the (MGT-312) Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and provided an opportunity to discuss strategic [...]

CEP Specialist Jeffries and AgriLife Specialist McCorkle presents Explore Sewing Machine Basics at Texas 4-H Summit

Agents and specialists were able to learn more about the new Explore Clothing and Textiles: Explore Selling Your Handicrafts Guide, during the Texas 4-H Summit held recently at the 4-H Center in Lake Brownwood. This publication, due out December 2017, is the latest manual to guide volunteers, agents, and 4-H youth with a step-by-step approach [...]

Cameron County 2nd Annual 4-H Marine Day

On July 21, 2017 Cameron County conducted their 2nd Annual 4-H Marine Day. The event was coordinated by Guadalupe Castro (extension agent for 4-H Youth and Development Agent with Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program), Tony Riesner (coastal marine agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service), and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley [...]

Waller County’s 4-H Ambassadors and Advisory Council Make Tote Bags for Service Projects

4-H youth and adult volunteers in Waller County are thrilled about serving their community for the 2017-2018 program year. Consisting of older teens, the Waller Council 4-H Ambassadors presented a proposal to the 4-H Adult Leaders and Parents Association (A.L.P.A.) Committee indicating their desire to help Waller County children served by Texas Child Protective Services [...]

PVAMU’s Youth Lab Leads to Learning and Earning at Youth Conservation Corps

The United States Youth Conservation Corps, part of the National Park Service, is a summer employment program for youth ages 15 to 18 that engages them in meaningful work experiences at national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. One role of the 4-H National [...]