College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture

Animal and Avian Sciences Professor Receives $1 Million to Advance Animal Well-Being and the Poultry Industry

Broiler chickens eating poultry feed
Dr. Tom Porter, Professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, is tackling many major global issues as a leader in poultry research with two new grants from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) totaling $1 million. He will be...

ALEI to Host the Third Annual Environmental Law Conference

The Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference is back for a third year of dynamic presenters and discussion topics of interest to the farming, environmental, and legal communities. The conference is geared toward members of the agriculture community, including farmers, agricultural and...

Policymakers, Farmers, Attorneys and Regulators Set to Present at the Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference

The University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) has recruited a dynamic panel of presenters to discuss the complex intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland at the upcoming 2015 Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference. Experts will share...

Terps Provide Agricultural Education, Fun at Maryland State Fair

Year after year, faculty, staff, students and alumni from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR) help make the 11 days of the Maryland State Fair fun-filled and educational for all ages and 2015 was no exception. From welcoming newborn animals into the...

Summer in Angers, France

Seven students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources took off for the French countryside earlier this summer to immerse themselves in the local culture and learn about agricultural practices specific to the European Union. It’s the largest contingency of students the College of AGNR...

Ripe on Time

(The following article appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of Terp magazine:) Trying to harvest a successful crop of strawberries could make any farmer go bananas. They’re a fussy fruit, susceptible to frost, disease, mold and bugs. But they’re also in high demand, with the U.S. producing more than...

Sustainable Tuesdays Lecture: Raising Heritage Livestock on a Small Family Farm

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
1123 Jull Hall
Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays are part of the campus-wide Sustainable Tuesdays lecture series, co-sponsored by the Institute of Applied Agriculture, the School of Architecture, and the Office of Sustainability. Please visit the link for the full schedule for Spring 2015. - See more at: http://...

Modern Farming Movie Sparks Student Discussion

American agriculture takes on many faces in many different places; one farmer’s experience differing greatly from another. These differences, in conjunction with shared similarities, are highlighted in D&E’s 2014 documentary, Farmland, which the AGNR Student Council publicly screened in Adele H...

Selected Students Sit-In on “Smart Agriculture” Forum

Technology take-over is in full force; changing the way we communicate, the way we are entertained, and even the way that we eat. Taking this into consideration, the USDA’s 2015 Agriculture Outlook Forum chose to focus on “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century” and two AGNR students got to...

Sustainable Tuesdays Lecture: From Farm to Food Truck

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
FREE
Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays are part of the campus-wide Sustainable Tuesdays lecture series, co-sponsored by the Institute of Applied Agriculture, the School of Architecture, and the Office of Sustainability. Please visit the link for a full schedule of the Spring 2015 season.

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