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Series of Upcoming Workshops Focused on Successful Farm Transfers - Oct 14, 2018
College Park, MD – This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Nationwide Insurance to host a series of one-day farm...
2019 Maryland Crop Production Meetings Announced - Oct 3, 2018
University of Maryland Extension has announced dates for this year’s crop production meetings that will be conducted around the state between December and March. The most recent research, information and data will be shared at these meetings and will help make 2019 growing decisions for...
Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, the Keynote Speaker for October 4th Summit - Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems - Sep 27, 2018
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting its first-ever AGNR Cornerstone Event, a nod to the college’s history as the University's founding institution. On October 4th, the Stamp Student Union will be buzzing with faculty, staff, students, and public stakeholders at a major...
UMD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Launches Initiative to Combat World Hunger and Food Insecurity - Sep 27, 2018
COLLEGE PARK ‒ The University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is working at the forefront of solving one of the most pressing global challenges ‒ how do we feed a rapidly growing population and ensure equitable access to healthy, nutritious food? With a projected...
2018 Fall Urban Gardening Expo - Sep 21, 2018
NEW! Let’s Get Growing! Saturday, October 13th Visit the Silver Spring Library, where Montgomery County Master Gardener volunteers will answer questions, offer information, give demonstrations (some with giveaways) on THREE hot urban gardening topics: Fall Cleanup and Composting, Planting for...
Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Winner, the Keynote Speaker for October 4th Summit - Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems - Sep 21, 2018
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting its first-ever AGNR Cornerstone Event, a nod to the college’s history as the University's founding institution. On October 4th, the Stamp Student Union will be buzzing with faculty, staff, students, and public stakeholders at a major...
Disaster Assistance for Aquaculture - Sep 20, 2018
For anyone who participates in the USDA Non Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Plan (NAP) and think you may have losses from hurricane Florence, you are encouraged to file your loss with your local USDA-FSA office ASAP. The sooner you file, the sooner you could see an adjuster visit your farm.It is...
Maryland 4-H Turns Attention Towards Food Insecurity - Sep 14, 2018
The first-ever Maryland 4-H issue forum, a gathering of the college's 4-H youth to focus on a singular issue of importance to the state, was held June 27-29, 2018 at College Park. This year's focus was around food and nutritional security, one of AGNR's five strategic initiatives. 
Greens and Greenery for Greensboro Elementary - Sep 14, 2018
When it comes to getting kids to try new foods, hesitation and even complete aversion can be the reaction we get from little ones. But Ashley McLaughlin, a University of Maryland Extension project leader and educator in Caroline County, sees Greensboro Elementary schoolers trying new things every...
New Farm Stress Management online resources available - Sep 14, 2018
The University of Maryland Extension (UME) announces the release of a new suite of online resources devoted to assisting farm families in dealing with stress management through difficult economic times, found at https://extension.umd.edu/FarmStressManagement.
University of Maryland Extension Offers Urban Farmer Field School - Jul 23, 2018
BALTIMORE, MD — University of Maryland Extension will host five farmer field school workshops to help urban farmers develop their agricultural enterprises for success. Held at farms across Prince George's County and Baltimore City, each Urban Farmer Field School in the series will cover a different...
Position Announcement - State Master Gardener Coordinator - Jul 18, 2018
The University of Maryland Extension is seeking a Coordinator for the State Master Gardener Program.Exempt, regular, full-time position.Location: Home & Garden Information Center, 12005 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in relevant field required (e.g.,...
Position Announcement - Extension Educator, FCS - Jun 25, 2018
Currently seeking a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with the University of Maryland Extension - serving Calvert County. Full-time, 12-month. tenure-track faculty position.Master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred. For more information, and to apply on-line, visit - https://ejobs.umd.edu/(...
Teabow Farms, Inc. to Host Breakfast on the Farm Alongside University Of Maryland Extension - May 23, 2018
The public is invited to learn about the importance of local agriculture and the journey of food from the farm to the table at the University of Maryland Extension (UME) and Department of Animal and Avian Sciences' first-ever Breakfast on the Farm event, hosted by Teabow Farms at 9 a.m. on June 30...
The Rising Tidewater - May 16, 2018
Landscape Architecture Magazine featured the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals Certification Program and Wetlands Watch in its December 2017 issue. Read about it here:/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/watershed/files/LAM Dec 2017.pdfArticle is shared with permission. Brett Anderson...
University Receives Grant to Support Maryland Farmers with Farm Transition Planning - May 15, 2018
College Park, MD – USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Northeast Risk Management Education Center recently awarded a grant of over $42,000 to University of Maryland College Park’s Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to fund estate and transition planning resources...
Ribbon Cutting At Harford County Extension Office - May 14, 2018
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman welcomed area officials on Saturday, May 5 for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Harford County’s new Agricultural Center located at 3525 Conowingo Road in Street.
Tier Group Assignment and Implementation - Apr 25, 2018
The 2015 update to Maryland’s Agricultural Nutrient Management regulations  introduced a multi‐year process for farmers with high phosphorus soils to transition  from the Phosphorus Site Index to the Phosphorus Management tool. This was done  by sorting operations into “tier groups.” This document...
Progressive Clovers Achievement Program - Apr 25, 2018
The Progressive Clovers 4-H Club held their Achievement program on April 9th. We recognized the following members for doing unit completions:

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