Monday Minute

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 [...]

Establishing an Intelligent Equipment Lab for Precision Agriculture at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)

April 23, 2018 - Agriculture produces food and fiber, which are essential in our daily lives. With a dramatic increase in the world's population over the next few decades, the question of how we will feed a growing population is becoming more crucial. Precision agriculture (PA) is a scientific advancement that answers the call as [...]

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 [...]

CAHS Scientist Ram Ray Published on estimating land surface variables using models and satellite data in Texas and California

Assessment of Land Surface Models at the heterogeneous terrain and climate regimes is essential for understanding complex hydrological and biophysical parameterization. The models assist in responding to climate change in the global eco-climate system because they quantify and analyze the surface energy fluxes and its variations. Ram Ray, Research Scientist, and his colleagues examined the [...]

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. [...]

Development of Value-Added Food Processing Research Infrastructure in the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center at Prairie View A&M University

March 18, 2018 - Additional laboratories will provide the capability to characterize the chemical, physical, sensory and microbial components found in the meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetable products produced on the PVAMU Farm.  These laboratories will not only support the research carried out on the PVAMU campus but will also serve as a resource for [...]

Bringing Hands-On Experiential Learning Activities to the Classroom

March 18, 2018 - Students enrolled in BS AGRI degree program will have an opportunity to participate in the Earth Team Volunteer Program as part of a collaborative venture between PVAMU's College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The PI for the project, [...]

A Haitian delegate visited PVAMU and Discussed Potential Collaboration with CAHS

March 18, 2018 - A Haitian delegate composed of two senators and the mayor of LaGonave Island visited Prairie View A&M University and met Dr. Ali Fares, Interim Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center on Wednesday, February 21. They were accompanied by a team from the Tri-County Black Chamber [...]

Supplementation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Goat Milk

March 18, 2018 - There is sufficient scientific evidence to support that omega-3 fatty acids (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids), particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are not only beneficial for general health and well-being but also play a vital role in preventing chronic diseases.  EPA and DHA have been shown to improve [...]