Monday Minute

Six Steps to Easy Gardening from a Container

Container Gardening is a delightful way to grow healthy and delicious vegetables for individuals and families who have a limited amount of space.  Growing vegetables in a pot or a container is not only fun, but it's an easy way to introduce children to gardening as well as beginners. Even better, nearly anything that grows [...]

Prairie View & FFA: Impacting lives Across the Country

April 2, 2018 - Having a relationship with national agricultural organizations like FFA is important for a  land-grant university such as Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Working together, the college can enhance its programs and prepare students poised to become leaders in the agricultural industry in an impactful way. PVAMU offers research and learning through [...]

PVAMU Water Team Celebrates the 2018 World Water Day by Connecting with Students

April 2, 2018 - The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) joined the global community to celebrate the annual World Water Day on March 22nd.  This year, the theme of the celebration was Nature for Water – Exploring Nature-based Solutions to the Water Challenges We Face in the 21st Century.  The CAHS Water Team [...]

CAHS Members at the Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition of Prairie View Trail Riders Association

The 2018 Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition organized by Prairie View Trail Riders Association (PVTRA) took place at Kilpatrick’s Place, 22063 FM 1098 Prairie View, TX 77445, an open field west of the Prairie View A&M University Panthers’ football stadium on Monday, February 19. Ripendra Awal, Chandra Adams, and Ali Fares were among several members of [...]

Prairie View & Specialty Crop Research: Changing Agriculture One Farm at a Time

Limited Resources farmers face many different challenges when it comes to production and operations. Gaining resources, increasing production capacity, and low commodity prices keep these small farm operations from competing in the market. However, there are some actions that limited resource farms can take to increase income. One example of this is producing specialty crops [...]

Natural Means of Omega-3 Delivery

March 18, 2018 - The concept that many food components, i.e., proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, phytochemicals can improve health continues to advance worldwide.  The development of food ingredients, which provide both nutritional, and health benefits will result in significant advances in food science and disease prevention in humans. Our research laboratory has developed food [...]

Preparing Texas Youth for College, College Prep 101 Workshop Series

March 18, 2018 - In 2017, National 4-H Headquarters released a new strategic plan with an outcome of preparing youth for college and career. This outcome is created to promote first-generation college access; to provide exposure to college and career opportunities, and to offer youth engagement in college and career readiness activities and programs. To [...]

“4-H Volunteer Signing Day” held at Open House

The 4-H unit celebrates National 4-H Week every year in October at Prairie View A&M University, but there is no time like the present to join a 4-H club or become a volunteer. All are welcome to participate in the annual Adult Volunteer "Signing Day" training where new and current volunteers can apply to work [...]

Regional Partnerships

In the fall of 2015, USDA-RD Area Director, Joe De Ochoa, received a “why is your area not making very many grants for the elderly and disabled home renovation program?”. Since I was in his office, he looked to me for an answer and suggestion.  I determined the limited “in-house” staff was overextended and outreach [...]

Heroes for Health

A key component of active Extension work is a  committee identifying local issues and assisting with a plan of action to address them. The Maverick County Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) committee identified obesity and diet-related diseases as a chronic issue in the county. Current statistical data revealed 65.9% of adults in Texas are considered [...]