The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, a federally
supported facility, coordinates research activities in three major areas:
Animal Systems, Food Systems and Plant and Environmental Systems.
Home to 24 agricultural research scientists, specialists and technicians,
these professionals conduct basic and applied research to advance
technological developments that improve socio-economic conditions
of clientele locally, nationally and internationally, with emphasis on the
Agricultural research scientists are making major strides in caprine
research, the emerging technology of synthetic biology and research
techniques to combat obesity. A research scientist in the CARC received
Prairie View A&M University’s first patent. To date, CARC has eight
patents, including those in the areas of controlling bacteria in mold and
controlling toxic chemicals in the environment.
The International Goat Research Center was built in 1981 and
currently home to over 1,000 dairy and meat goats. The Center is one
of the largest and longest established goat research programs in the
country. The Goat Research Center specializes in research in the areas
of genetics, reproductive physiology, nutrition and veterinary health.
Research projects currently ongoing at the Center address value-added
products from goat milk to goat meat.
In addition to supporting the research and academic programs at Prairie
View A&M University, the International Goat Research Center is very
active in the Cooperative Extension Program’s public outreach programs,
hosting open houses, field days and 4-H events throughout the year.
For the past 25 years, the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center has
hosted the Goat Field Day, an event that addresses relevant goat industry
information and needs of goat producers ranging from basic management
techniques to marketing various products.
Throughout 2008, the International Goat Research Center and the
CAHS ’ Institute for International Agribusiness Studies have been involved
in a project funded by the United States Agency for International
Development to improve animal health, farm management and marketing
of sheep and goats in Ethiopia.
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