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College Partners with NIFA to Protect our Nation’s Agriculture Enterprise

AGNR - Tue, 2017-02-21 15:08
College Park, MD -- This past week, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources hosted a diverse group of representatives from federal, university, commodity groups and regulatory organizations to have a conversation on the tactical sciences for the protection of the US agriculture enterprise...
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Dean Beyrouty's Response to President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

AGNR - Wed, 2017-02-01 10:50
Dear Colleagues and Students, On behalf of The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources I wish to express my concern in the wake of President Trump’s executive order on the banning of travelers from seven mostly-Muslim-majority countries. As dean of the college, perhaps my most important...
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University of Maryland Unlocks Mystery of Increased Corn Earworm Damage to Genetically Engineered Sweet Corn

AGNR - Mon, 2017-01-09 10:52
College Park, MD -- Corn crops engineered with genes from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) express specific proteins called Cry proteins, which have been a major combatant against damage from agricultural insect pests. In 2015, 81% of all corn planted was genetically engineered with Bt...
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The Institute of Applied Agriculture Coaches Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter Students to the Top

AGNR - Tue, 2016-12-13 13:09
College Park, Md. – Less than a month after establishing the first Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter at the University of Maryland, students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources competed in the Collegiate Discussion Meet held Dec. 4, 2016 during the 101st Maryland Farm Bureau Annual...
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University of Maryland Researcher Advocates For Precaution and Governance of Emerging Technologies

AGNR - Wed, 2016-11-30 13:48
College Park, MD -- In the wake of her contribution to a 2016 report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on gene drive research, Lisa Taneyhill, Ph.D., is again on the national stage as an advocate for precaution and governance of emerging technologies utilizing...
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Extension Launches New Research-Based Initiative for UMD Grown Hops

AGNR - Thu, 2016-11-17 17:16
Mt Airy, MD. -- University of Maryland Extension had a very proud moment on Wednesday night as its first ever hop trials were featured in a limited edition rye pale ale, brewed by Milkhouse Brewery, Maryland's first farm brewery located on the outskirts of Frederick. In the words of Tom Barse,...
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Sam Owings - Making Positive Use of Storm Water

AGNR - Mon, 2016-11-14 16:52
A full-time farmer, nonprofit creator, and environmental program developer are just some descriptors of Sam Owings, a speaker at the November 18 Agriculture and Environmental Law conference. Owings grew up on a family farm where he began working at the age of 13 for $5 a week. “We grew grain,...
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University of Maryland Plant Scientist Identifies Gene to Combat Crippling Wheat Disease

AGNR - Wed, 2016-11-09 13:48
College Park, MD -- A major breakthrough in the cloning of a resistance gene to eliminate wheat scab -- a widespread disease responsible for drastic reductions in crop yield as well as millions of dollars in annual losses worldwide -- has been achieved by Nidhi Rawat, an assistant professor within...
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University of Maryland Highlights Agricultural Legal Issues at 2nd Annual Conference

AGNR - Mon, 2016-11-07 10:57
Annapolis, MD -- Following the sold-out inaugural event, the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) will host its second Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Friday, November 18. Tied firmly to the Land-grant mission of UMD to provide research and best practices for...
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University of Maryland Researcher Discovers Solar Heat Island Effect Caused by Large-Scale Solar Power Plants

AGNR - Tue, 2016-11-01 14:01
College Park, MD -- Mitchell A. Pavao-Zuckerman , an assistant professor from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has concluded through empirical research that large-scale solar power plants raise local temperatures, creating a solar heat island effect, similar...
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University of Maryland Professor Honored as 2016 American Fisheries Fellow

AGNR - Mon, 2016-10-24 12:21
College Park, MD -- Professor Reggie Harrell of the University of Maryland has been named a 2016 American Fisheries Fellow, a prestigious yearly recognition bestowed upon an elite group of members. His contributions to the AFS include, but are not limited to, efforts in leadership, research,...
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University of Maryland Introduces New Undergraduate Concentration in Applied Agriculture

AGNR - Mon, 2016-10-17 15:26
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland expanded its undergraduate Certificate of Applied Agriculture program by introducing a new concentration in Agricultural Leadership and Communication. Housed in the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), the new concentration is accepting incoming...
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University of Maryland Professor Receives $720k Grant from NSF to Eliminate “Coffee Rust” Disease in Costa Rica

AGNR - Wed, 2016-10-05 16:01
College Park, MD -- In her quest to eradicate a devastating coffee disease called “Coffee Rust” – an issue that is plaguing Central American families who rely on coffee production to sustain their livelihood – Priscila Chaverri, PhD and two Ohio State University colleagues have received a $2...
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The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Hosts Annual Open House to Educate and Connect with Statewide Residents

AGNR - Mon, 2016-10-03 14:27
Ellicott City, MD – The College of AGNR is set to host its annual Open House on October 8 at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center’s, Clarksville Facility, 4240 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Each year, state residents arrive by the thousands to learn...
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University of Maryland Hosts 2nd Annual Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival

AGNR - Wed, 2016-09-21 11:47
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland will host the 2nd annual Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Terp Farm , a collaborative project between UMD Dining Services , the College of Agriculture & Natural Resource s and the Office of Sustainability. Terp Farm...
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University of Maryland Cracks 60-Year Code Through Discovery of Enzyme that Optimizes Plant Life

AGNR - Mon, 2016-09-19 15:03
College Park, MD -- A recent PhD graduate and assistant professor from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have solved a riddle that scientists have been pondering for 50-60 years. Through a combination of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, physiology...
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UMES Names New Associate Administrator for 1890 Extension Program

AGNR - Mon, 2016-09-12 13:11
Princess Anne, MD -- UMES has appointed Dr. Maifan Silitonga as the Associate Administrator for the 1890 Extension Program effective September 12, 2016. Dr. Silitonga brings with her a wealth of experience from several land grant universities. She was the Associate Dean, College of Agriculture,...
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AGNR Alumni Arrive in Liberia to Teach Agriculture

AGNR - Mon, 2016-08-15 17:53
What did you study at UMD, and when did you graduate? Anna Glenn (McGucken) attended UMD College of AGNR from 2008-2012 and dual-degreed in Animal Science and Agricultural Science and Technology. While at UMD, Anna was an active member of AGNR student council, Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority,...
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UMD’s Eventing Team Take Home 6th in their Inaugural Year

AGNR - Mon, 2016-08-15 17:46
An Intercollegiate Eventing program was officially established in 2014 by the United States Eventing Association (USEA). By 2015 UMD had created their own 22 member team. Though the team may be new to campus, it is already making waves in the equine world. In May, 2016 the team placed sixth at the...
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University of Maryland Dairy Receives Milk Quality Award from Land O’ Lakes

AGNR - Mon, 2016-08-15 17:42
The Central Maryland Research & Education Center (CMREC) Dairy farm has received a Milk Quality Award from Land O’ Lakes for 2015 records. These awards are given only to farms that maintain the highest standards. Like all milk processors, Land O’ Lakes tests incoming milk for three factors...
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