College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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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...

ROOTS Africa Students and Faculty Head to Liberia to Inspire Agricultural and Economic Growth

Cedric Nwafor with kids in Liberia
ROOTS Africa, a student-led organization with the goal to fight poverty and hunger in rural Africa through innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable agricultural practices, traveled to Liberia over spring break to implement training and educational programs they have been organizing since last...

UMD Students and Alumni Work Together to Bring the Latest Agricultural Research and Technology to Rural Africa

Cedric Nwafor, President of ROOTS Africa
With emerging issues like a changing climate affecting irrigation needs and weather patterns, greater pest resistance, economic hardship, and food safety concerns, focusing on agriculture and the path to a sustainable and healthy food supply for all parts of the world is critical. To this end,...

Results of Major Needs Assessment Study Show Regulations and Legislation as the Top Concern for Maryland Farmers

Tractors on dairy farm
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has served Maryland farmers and producers for four years through the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), with the ultimate goal of economically sustainable agricultural production. Results from a needs assessment conducted by University of...

Maryland Farmers Contribute to National Study Showing Health Insurance Costs are Threatening Farm Viability

tractor on farm
A national study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture was recently released with major implications for the viability of the agricultural industry. The study found that lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most substantial concerns American farmers are facing...

Flying Dog Brewery and University of Maryland Partner on Hops Production Initiative

Maryland’s largest brewery and the University of Maryland (UMD) are committed to developing the highest quality ingredients for Maryland beer. Flying Dog has engaged with UMD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in a partnership that will allow them to work side-by-side on the future of...

Improving Food Safety and Security in Rural Uganda

Lwemiyaga farmers in a cirlcle meeting with UMD team
Lwemiyaga area, Uganda -- AGNR is committed to fighting hunger and food insecurity in underdeveloped areas around the world, striving to improve health and quality of life for those in need. To this end, UMD Extension faculty Dave Myers and Chuck Schuster traveled to the Lwemiyaga area in south-...

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Hosts Annual Open House to Educate and Connect with Statewide Residents

Ellicott City, MD – The College of AGNR is set to host its annual Open House on October 8 at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center’s, Clarksville Facility, 4240 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Each year, state residents arrive by the thousands to learn...

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