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UMD Assistant Professor Receives $1.1 Million Early Career Award from NSF to Perfect CRISPR and Gene Regulation Tools in Plants

CRISPR
UMD Assistant Professor Yiping Qi in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture received a $1.1 million Plant Genome Research Program Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue his unique work developing tools for researchers to perfect CRISPR and...

Alumni Spotlight: Allen Galbreath '78

Where do you work currently and what are your responsibilities? We incorporated the family dairy farm which included my parents and a brother in 1992 and I have been the president and manager since. My wife, Kim, and I started Hawks Hill Creamery (Street, MD) in 2004 to make and sell local raw milk...

VIDEO: Terp Farm Celebrates Banner Year

2015 has been a bountiful year for Terp Farm , the University of Maryland’s sustainable vegetable farm providing thousands of pounds of produce to select on-campus dining halls, the Green Tidings mobile food truck and food insecure members of the campus community. The collaborative project is made...

Terp Farm supplies university dining services with fresh produce

( The following article appeared in The Diamondback on Wednesday, October 8: ) Now that the Terp Farm project is underway and providing dining services with fresh produce across campus, students in the fields and in the dining halls will begin to see the fruits of their labor. Since the start of...

UMD Center for Food Safety and Security Systems Awarded $4.6 Million to Help Protect Food Supply

The University of Maryland’s Center for Food Safety and Security Systems was awarded a two-year grant extension in the amount of $4.6 million for an extensive, multi-institutional project dedicated to developing scientifically-based food safety metrics for tomatoes and leafy greens. The Specialty...

2014 Crop Insurance Industry Workshop

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Doubletree Hotel, Annapolis, MD
The 2014 Maryland and Delaware Crop Insurance Workshop will feature expert speakers to discusss insights into current issues impacting the federal crop insurance program. This year's workshop will include Dr. Joe Glauber, Chief Economist for USDA; Juan Garcia, Administrator for Farm Service Agency-...

PSLA Students, Faculty Featured in The Washington Post

The following story appeared in The Washington Post’s Home and Garden Section on August 7. University of Maryland students go back to the land As every Washington gardener knows, lettuce doesn’t do July or August here. It just turns bitter and bolts. Enter Anna Wallis, a graduate student at the...
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