College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture

UMD Assistant Professor Awarded $1.1 Million to Mitigate Rising Sea-level and Saltwater Intrusion Threatening Coastal Farm Viability and Bay Health

water in corn field
Dr. Kate Tully of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture was recently awarded $1.1 million by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for her research on sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Saltwater intrusion reduces soil quality,...

Teabow Farms, Inc. to Host Breakfast on the Farm Alongside University of Maryland Extension and the Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences

WALKERSVILLE, MD ‒ 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...

UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production

strawberry in field
UMD researchers have identified and isolated a gene that is directly linked to the strawberry production process. With the ability to turn this gene on and off to produce runners (a long horizontal stem ideal for producing young strawberry plants for sale) or flowers (ideal to produce fruit) and a...

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...

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