College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

agricultural resource economics

Blame the Air, Not the Ump? Connecting Air Quality and Cognitive Errors in Major League Baseball Umpires

Baseball stadium
Just because air quality isn’t on your mind doesn’t mean it isn’t affecting your brain—or the way your favorite Major League Baseball games are called. New research by James Archsmith, UMD Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, takes a unique approach to the question of how air...

ROOTS Africa Students and Faculty Head to Liberia to Inspire Agricultural and Economic Growth

Cedric Nwafor with kids in Liberia
ROOTS Africa, a student-led organization with the goal to fight poverty and hunger in rural Africa through innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable agricultural practices, traveled to Liberia over spring break to implement training and educational programs they have been organizing since last...

UMD Students Win Big at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) National Conference

UMD MANRRS National Conference Participants
Adeola Adeoye, a senior Nutrition major, took first place in the competitive research poster competition earlier this month at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences ( MANRRS ) 33rd Annual Career Fair and Training Conference. This national conference is designed to...

Standout Student: Charlotte Staver

When junior Charlotte Staver prepares to run the 800-meter sprint as a member of the University of Maryland’s varsity women’s track team, she doesn’t limit her training to distance running, sprint intervals and weight training. Mental preparation, Staver said, is essential. “It’s a very individual...
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