College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Animal Science

A Breakthrough in Aiding Diabetes Patients Through Development of First-of-its-Kind Pig Research Model

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College Park, MD -- Diabetes is a ‘new-age’ epidemic with ever-increasing rates of disease and death across the globe. Diabetes manifests as a loss of insulin production and/or secretion and an inability to regulate glucose levels in the blood. Currently, an emerging trend in the diabetic field is...

Discovering New Knowledge: UMD Researchers Isolate Fuel-Producing Bacteria

Researchers from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have discovered a better, more efficient way to make alternative fuels by isolating bacteria found inside a cow’s stomach. Rick Kohn, a professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences , alongside...

ANSC Faculty Member Appointed to National, State Leadership Roles

Amy Burk, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Animal & Avian Sciences and Extension specialist, is serving in positions of leadership at both the state and national levels promoting the field of equine science. Burk was recently elected to serve as a member of the Equine Science...

First university-bred horse wins first race

(The following article appeared in The Diamondback on September 15th:) Boomer Esiason starred in the NFL after leaving the University of Maryland, former Terp Steve Francis became NBA Rookie of the Year and Graham Zusi transitioned from Ludwig Field to the World Cup. But it’s not only the human...

And the Winners are...

Get ready to cheer on "TERPEDO" and "BLAZING TERP" at the races! Hundreds voted for their favorite racing names for a thoroughbred filly and colt born on the Campus Farm earlier this spring. Voters got to choose from a list of five names for each foal. "Terpedo" was the number one choice by a...

Fearless Foaling

A tense scenario inside the horse barn on the University of Maryland’s Campus Farm required quick thinking and heroic actions by a group of students and faculty in the equine studies program to help save one of the newest members of the Terrapin family. At 7 am on Monday, March 30th, Amazin’ – a...

Perfect Piggies

They look like any other week-old piglets squirming to nuzzle against their mother for warmth and sustenance, making soft snorting sounds as they wiggle their stubby, pink piglet tails. However, 18 piglets born recently are the result of two years of intense research by scientists in the College of...

Agriculture Abroad: Exploring Taiwan

Students looking for a place to explore diverse ecosystems and landscapes, learn about a unique blend of agricultural practices and immerse themselves in a culture vastly different from the United States’ should consider a comprehensive study abroad program offered in Taiwan each summer through the...

Two AGNR Students Selected to Attend USDA Outlook Forum

Two students from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) were selected from a competitive national pool of applicants to attend the USDA’s 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum , where they will have the chance to interact with other standout students from across...

Introducing New AGNR Faculty - Part 3

The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources welcomed a number of new faculty members prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester. Each Friday we're introducing a few of these newcomers and providing some details about their work and/or research interests. This week, we meet an assistant...

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