Cooperative Extension Program

Cooperative Extension Program

2017 Youth Leadership Lab Increases Awareness of STEM and Agriculture Careers

The Cooperative Extension 4-H & Youth Development Program hosted Youth Leadership Laboratory (YLL), a 4-day/3-night pre-college outreach summer program at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas, July 16-19. This year's theme was "See Yourself in Agriculture," and it focused on environmental education. The program began with Samuel Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA's South Central Region [...]

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

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, consumers need to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate a complex economic marketplace and achieve lifetime financial security. As a result, there is an increased need to raise a [...]

Teen Leadership and Youth Voice on Display at National Training

Nathan Longoria, age 14, and Keyla Sauceda, age 16, attended the 4-H National Healthy Living training at the National 4-H Center in Washington D.C. from September 26-27, 2017. Both are Heroes 4-Health Ambassadors from Cameron County. They were accompanied by Guadalupe Castro, CEP extension agent for 4-H and Youth Development in Cameron County, and Dawn [...]

Cameron County 4-H’ers Attend Global Summit in Canada

On July 11-14, 2017 three Cameron County youth attended the 4-H Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada with Guadalupe Castro and Dawn Burton. Castro is an extension agent and Burton is health coordinator for the Cooperative Extension Program. Students Perla Sanchez, Yuridia Ibarra, and Isela Diaz attended workshops that highlighted what 4-H youth were accomplishing around [...]

Cooperative Extension Program & Cooperative Agricultural Research Center Launch Small Ruminant Workshop Series

The Artificial Insemination (AI) Workshop held on September 21st was the first in the series of Small Ruminant workshops recently launched by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) & Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). Ten persons, the maximum number allowed, attended the workshop. Following the welcome by Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research and Professor, [...]

Landowners Attend Land Loss Prevention Workshop

Forty-two landowners and persons interested in wealth creation through land ownership were onsite to attend the Land Loss Prevention Workshop held on September 11, 2017 at the Crockett Civic Center in Crockett, Texas. The one-and-a-half day workshop, hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP)-AgNR and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. [...]

CAHS Hosts High Tunnel Workshop

The Cooperative Extension Program (CEP)-AgNR recently hosted Extending Your Growing Season: Crop Production in High Tunnel, a workshop focused on fall vegetable production in a high tunnel on September 16, 2017. The workshop’s main objective was to educate small producers about how to extend their growing season by producing crops during the fall. Ms. Grace [...]

Hurricane Harvey Evacuee Gladys Renee Cotton Grabbed What She Could

The wrath of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, has affected many. It hit the Lone Star State on August 25 with winds reaching 130 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, the Houston area received more than 50 inches of water, translating the rainfall into an unprecedented flood. More than 24.5 trillion [...]

First Jr. Youth Leadership Lab Held

On July 10-13, 2017, the Cooperative Extension Program’s 4-H & Youth Development unit and STEMULATION for Youth held their first Jr. Youth Leadership Lab on the main campus in Prairie View. Jr. YLL was day camp that gave 16 youth from Waller, Harris and Fort Bend counties hands-on learning experience in STEM activities such as [...]

Dallas County Youth Develop Leadership Skills at 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

National 4-H Council and Farm Credit partnered together for the sixth consecutive year to provide six Dallas County youth and one adult chaperone accompanied by CEP extension agent, Cynthia Pierfax, with the chance to experience Washington, D.C. as a part of the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, [...]