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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 [...]

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 [...]

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Expresses Interest in Prairie View A&M University

June 18, 2018 - The Cooperative Extension Program in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences participated with Texas A&M in the “Battle Ground to Breaking Ground” (BG2BG) program hosted in Dallas, Texas, May 31, 2018.  Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, attended the event in support of the initial 2014 Farm Bill designating veterans [...]

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 countyhealthrankings.org, 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 [...]