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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 [...]

Preliminary Analysis of Irrigation Water Needs for Turf Grass across Harris County

August 6, 2018 - Harris County is the third most populated counties in the US. About 30% of domestic water use is for outdoor activities especially landscape irrigation and gardening. Optimum landscape and garden irrigation contribute to substantial water and energy savings and consequently reduction of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. A study is underway [...]

Empowering Students is the Solution

August 6, 2018 - It is no longer enough for a student to be knowledgeable on the subject matter of a particular major, but also empowered with the soft skills necessary to enhance their employability. The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) demonstrates it is essential to teach students effective [...]

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 [...]

1890-EDEN Partners with FEMA to Prepare Texas’ Underserved Communities for Disaster

July 9, 2018 - Evidenced from the numerous families assisted by Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program after Hurricane Harvey in counties like Waller, Harris and Liberty, underserved communities, particularly in the rural areas of Texas, can significantly benefit from research-based disaster education. Researchers contend natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, and floods are [...]

PVAMU Agricultural Research Serves USAID Farmer to Farmer Program in Gujarat, India

July 9, 2018 - The USAID Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Program transfers technical knowledge and expertise of U.S. experts, agricultural producers and businesses on a voluntary basis to middle-income countries around the world. The primary goal of the F2F program is to promote sustainable improvements in climate change, food security, and education. Moreover, the program [...]

Getting Back to “Please” and “Thank You” CEP Staff are Recipients of Performance Excellence Awards

July 2, 2018 - Over the last decade, Texas has reported high rates of teenagers turned unemployable work eligible adults who for various reasons missed out on the indispensable technical and competitive-edge defining soft skills to succeed in the 21st-century labor market. Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) envisions a better life for [...]

New CAHS Leadership Has Arrived at PVAMU…Gerard D’Souza

July 2, 2018 – The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) new dean and director of land-grant programs, Gerard D’Souza, officially assumed leadership on July 1st. The employees and students readily anticipate his vision to help lead the College to its next stage of growth. D’Souza brings an astounding amount of experience from his [...]

Micro-Loan Workshops in Fort Bend County Give Family Farms Hope for the Future

June 18, 2018 - Rather than feel defeated during a slow economy, small businesses can turn to experts for assistance to gain access to banking services and get advice on building a favorable credit score.  According to a survey conducted by the National Small Business Association (SBA), 43 percent of small businesses seeking loans were [...]

CED Continues to Respond to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

June 18, 2018 - Since August last year when Hurricane Harvey first made landfall and devastated the southeast region of Texas, Prairie View A&M University's Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) agents have continued to respond to community members who fell victim to its effects. One such example is Yolany Mejia, a resident of Cleveland, TX in [...]