Monday Minute

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 [...]

Morgan-Bloom Completes Certificate Program and Is Featured Speaker

Faculty member Dr. Doris Morgan-Bloom completed a Certificate Program in "Supervisory Essentials" at Texas A&M University over the course of several months. She was recognized at a ceremony in College Station on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Dr. Morgan-Bloom was also invited by the Black Faculty and Staff Association at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa [...]

Identifying Genes and Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Bioenergy Sorghum Biomass Growth: Tesfamichael Kebrom’s Newly Published Work

Biofuel production is geared towards using perennial grasses (e.g., bioenergy sorghum) instead of traditional grain crops because grasses are long-lived and thus do not need to be planted each year.  Perennial grasses also need less fertilizer, water, and energy for production, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build soil carbon through extensive belowground biomass production. Bioenergy [...]

The 2017 CARC Summer Student Research Symposium: Celebrating Success

Every fall, spring and summer semester, approximately 50 graduate and undergraduate students actively train with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). This summer, forty-eight graduate and under-graduate students were employed in different laboratories of the CARC. In an effort to capture their experience and recognize their contribution, CARC organized the 2017 Summer Student Research Symposium [...]

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 [...]

Scientists Publish on Potential Climate Impact on Citrus Irrigation Water Requirements

Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research; Dr. Haimanote K. Bayabil, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow; and Dr. Ripendra Awal, Research Scientist, all of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), recently published a peer-reviewed article entitled "Potential climate change impacts on citrus water requirement across major producing areas in the world" in the Journal of Water [...]

The Other White Milk…GOAT MILK

Although the American Dairy Goat Association declares that goat milk contains more riboflavin and phosphorus than cow milk, goat milk has not gained popularity in the United States among milk drinkers. Around the world, populations consume goat milk for its taste and nutrients. According to the USDA, Texas has the largest number of goats in [...]

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, [...]