College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Dairy

Finding Alternatives to Antibiotics: Harnessing Viruses to Fight Bacteria in Dairy Cows

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A virus might not seem like the most effective way to fight an infection to most people, but as UMD Associate Professor Daniel Nelson explains, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” With UMD Assistant Professor Kasey Moyes of Animal and Avian Sciences as principal investigator, Nelson of Veterinary...

$1.3 Million Grant Awarded to UMD Researcher to Develop Precision Breeding Techniques in Livestock

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College Park, MD —The University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has received a $1.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop new cutting-edge precision breeding technologies for livestock, specifically focusing on cattle and goats. Dr. Bhanu...

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...

Terps Take on Maryland State Fair!

Faculty, staff, students and alumni from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR) are gearing up for the Maryland State Fair which begins Friday, August 28th at the state fairgrounds in Timonium. From welcoming newborn animals into the world in front of a...

Support AGNR Alumni During National Ice Cream Month!

July is national ice cream month – a perfect excuse to indulge in a heaping double-scoop of hand-dipped ice cream atop a sugary, crunchy cone (as if you needed an excuse). But for two alumni of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, ice cream represents much more than a sweet treat. It’s...

Success at State Fair for AGNR Students, Faculty and Staff

The 2014 Maryland State Fair wrapped up on Monday, September 1. Students, faculty, alumni and staff from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources spent their final 11 days of summer helping to make the fair a success again this year. If you didn’t make it out to the state fairgrounds in...

Maryland 4-H Dairy Judging Team Wins National Championship

When it comes to dairy judging, Maryland 4-H is known as quite the powerhouse, churning out teams that perform consistently well at state, regional and national competitions. Earlier this month, the Maryland 4-H dairy judging team netted its 31st national championship since 1919 at the World Dairy...

Clarksville’s Working Dairy Farm

Clarksville is home to one of the University of Maryland’s gems, the working dairy farm at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center (CMREC). The farm provides hands-on experience for students, and a practical research facility for faculty. The farm boasts an impressive award-winning...

UMD Dairy Herd Draws Crowds at MD State Fair

While hanging out with a herd of dairy cows inside a barn for 11 straight days might not seem like a dream job to many, a group of students from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) saw it as an opportunity to promote something they’re passionate about. “...

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