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IAA Internship Stories: Emily Novak - Oct 20, 2017
Oct 20, 2017Author: Jessica DumshaAs a bright and excited Emily Novak entered the quaint, yet busy, Calleva Farm of Dickerson, MD, she quickly realized that the days ahead of her would be full of unforgettable experiences that would be the foundation on which she’d build her future. Hailing...
ALEI to Host the Third Annual Environmental Law Conference - Oct 18, 2017
Dynamic presenters and topics of interest to agricultural, environmental and legal communitiesOct 18, 2017Author: Mayhah Suri & Samantha WatersThe Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference is back for a third year of dynamic presenters and discussion topics of interest to the farming,...
Oustanding ENSP Student: Logan Kline - Oct 18, 2017
This interview was taken on May 8th, 2017. At the time of this publishing, Logan has accomplished much more and that will be discussed in the conclusion!It was your typical spring day: the birds were singing, the sun was shining, and the air was crisp and cool as I awaited Logan Kline in an open-...
IAA Internship Stories: Adeline McCaul - Oct 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017Author: Salvador FawkesStewardship of the land has long been ingrained into our culture. Whether from the stories of Adam and Eve living off the fruits from the Garden of Eden or the stories of humble shepherds rising to the occasion, agriculture impacts our daily lives and it is...
IAA Internship Stories: Salvador Fawkes - Oct 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017Author: Adeline McCaulOn a college campus where there is no shortage of brick buildings, concrete roads, and busy passersby, one small patch of lush color and greenery, tucked between two buildings, serves as not only a haven, but a provider of natural beauty, education, and food....
Maryland Soil Judging Heading to Tennessee for Nationals - Oct 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017The University of Maryland Soil Judging had a successful trip to the 2017 Northeast Regional Soil Judging contest, qualifying for the national competition by placing 2nd overall. Philip Schwartz won the individual portion of the competition, scoring a whopping 43 points over the 2nd...
IAA Internship Stories: Conrad Mellin - Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017Author: Frank BohneConrad Mellin, a Landscape Management student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), spent his summer interning at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD. Mellin’s days began at 6:00 a.m. and consisted of completing multiple jobs pertaining to landscape...
Dr. George Belov receives R01 grant funding for the "Role of a host protein GBF1 in organizing enterovrius replication complexes" - Oct 16, 2017
Enteroviruses are a broad group of small +RNA viruses associated with clinically andeconomically important human diseases, ranging from the common cold to poliomyelitis,encephalitis and myocarditis. Currently, few enteroviruses can be controlled with vaccines, andno clinically approved anti-...
2017 AGNR Open House Highlights - Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017Related Photos:  2017 AGNR Open House Highlights 2017 AGNR Open House was held on October 14th. The department of Nutrition and Food Science conducted a workshop called "The sweet science behind caramel apple". We encouraged children to make caramel apples with us and...
Shorb Lecture was held successfully on October 11th, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017
Oct 13, 2017Related Photos:  Shorb Lecture was held successfully on October 11th, 2017 2017 Shorb Lecture was held successfully on October 11th. This year the lecture is presented by Dr. Irwin H. Rosenberg, Jean Mayer University Professor, Tufts University Professor of Nutrition,...
IAA Internship Stories: Keaton Klee - Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017Author: Bobby BlakeA summer spent working 12 hours a day with no days off seems like a college student’s nightmare. But for Keaton Klee, a second-year Golf Course Management student from Bel Air, Md, it was fun. Klee spent his 2017 summer break interning at Merion Golf Club, in the...
IAA Internship Stories: Katie Ardovini - Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017Author: Rebecca Bell“Working at Dogwood really opened my eyes to see all of the hard work that goes into properly caring for animals,” says Kaitlyn (Katie) Ardovini, an Agricultural Business Management student from Bowie, Md. “It's the little things that really matter and are...
Join Us for the 2017 AGNR Open House - Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017Author: Sarah FielderOn October 14, The annual College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Open House will be held at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center, in Clarksville, Maryland from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.At the event, participants have the opportunity to meet members...
Nickolas G. Zimmermann, Ph.D. (1950-2017) - Oct 9, 2017
Dr. Nick Zimmermann, retired Associate Professor and Poultry Specialist, passed away on September 29 after many years battling a brain tumor. Dr. Zimmermann earned his B.S. in 1972 and MS.in 1975 from the University Wisconsin, Madison and was awarded a joint Ph.D. in poultry science and veterinary...
Announcement: AGNR 2018 AgI2C Undergraduate Ideation Competition - Oct 9, 2017
Oct 9, 2017Have a bright and innovative idea for a new agriculture and natural resource business? This is to announce the AGNR 2018 AgI2C Undergraduate Ideation Competition for new agriculture and natural resource businesses. Register a team of 2-5 on or before November 1, 2017 at the website agnr....
IAA Internship Stories: Eric Spalt - Oct 3, 2017
Oct 3, 2017Author: Tyler BarnhartMaryland weather is unpredictable, so a choosing to enter a weather-dependent career may seem risky. However, for Eric Spalt, a Golf Course Management major at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), experiencing a typical Maryland summer first-hand on a...
IAA Internship Stories: Rebecca Bell - Oct 2, 2017
Oct 2, 2017Author: Katie ArdoviniRebecca Bell, a hardworking and driven Sustainable Agriculture student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), spent her summer interning at Heyser Farms in Silver Spring, Md. Her days consisted of planting and harvesting vegetables and flowers, using...
Genus-Wide Genomics of Trichoderma - Sep 29, 2017
Trichoderma is a genus of fungi that has a broad impact on mankind. There are approximately 270 species of Trichoderma fungi that have varied interactions with other fungi, animals, plants, and efficiently degrade plant biomass material. One species in particular (T. reesei) is well-established for...
Dr. Sahyoun: a wonderful research experience in Tanzania - Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017Nadine Sahyoun, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Taryny Devereux from the Department of Agriculture Economics (AREC) spent two weeks in July 2017, in Iringa, Tanzania conducting exploratory research on more efficient methods of food distribution in rural...
Tractor Course Delivers Real World Skills - Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017Author: Meredith EpsteinThis past weekend, AGNR students had the opportunity to literally get their hands dirty – this time with engine grease. INAG199D Tractor Operation, Maintenance, and Safety is one of the IAA’s newest and most popular courses. Students earn one credit for two...

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