NIFA

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 [...]

2017 Annual Emergency Management Summit

The Emergency Management Summit, anticipated every year around September, is a one-day workshop that provides a forum for local and regional executives to share strategies and to coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. This year, the Summit highlighted the (MGT-312) Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and provided an opportunity to discuss strategic [...]

Paul Johnson and Team Receive 50K National Science Foundation I-FAST Grant

Dr. Paul Johnson, Research Specialist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), and his team members Dr. Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga of the PVAMU College of Business, and Brett L Cornwell of Texas A&M University (Mentor) received funding for his proposal from the National Science Foundation I-FAST commercialization grant. This award is given to eight (8) team [...]

Estwick Visits the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The visit of Dr. Noel Estwick and his colleague Dr. Beverly Samuel, a national program leader in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on July 24-27 to meet with staff and other federal representatives to further develop an action plan was featured in the USDA’s electronic [...]

The CAHS and Texas A&M AgriLife Gear Up to Host National Conference

The 2017 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers’ Conference hosted by the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife will be held in San Antonio, TX, April 23-26. NERAOC is intended for administrators, program directors and staff with responsibility over USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) land grant programs. These [...]

NIFA Big Data Summit Presents Opportunity

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) convened the Data Science in Agriculture Summit, October 10th 2016 in Chicago to identify the frontiers and future of data in agriculture and build on existing U.S. government wide-efforts and investments in Big Data. In addition to NIFA staff, [...]

Director of USDA-NIFA to Visit the CAHS

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, the director of USDA’s NIFA, will visit the college this week. In his role as director, he oversees the NIFA award funds across the land-grant system. Starting Wednesday afternoon, he will focus his attention on CEP. Shortly after, he will meet with recipients of the Capacity Building Grants to examine research, teaching [...]