The Cooperative Extension Program at Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to meeting the needs of primarily limited resource and diverse Texans across the state. Located in 24 counties and expanding our specialist and county staff offer programs on a variety of topics ranging from diabetes prevention to helping young people develop their own robotics projects. Our program is effectively changing the lives of Texas citizens.
The Cooperative Extension Program serves as the educational outreach arm of the university and has a specific role in facilitating small business development, sustaining small farm producers, developing youth leaders and keeping families healthy. Program areas include Community and Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H and Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension is the 1890 land-grant Extension program in Texas. The program does not grant degrees, but provides informal, non-credit education, conducted primarily beyond the formal classroom for all ages.