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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...

UMES Names New Associate Administrator for 1890 Extension Program

Princess Anne, MD -- UMES has appointed Dr. Maifan Silitonga as the Associate Administrator for the 1890 Extension Program effective September 12, 2016. Dr. Silitonga brings with her a wealth of experience from several land grant universities. She was the Associate Dean, College of Agriculture,...

AGNR Alum’s Three Weeks in Tanzania

Anna Glenn, a 2012 UMD College of AGNR alumna, currently works as a Horticulture Faculty Extension Assistant for University of Maryland Extension in Baltimore County. January 23rd 2016, the day I was set to fly out for Tanzania, was the same day Winter Storm Jonas was set to slam the East Coast...

Congratulations 2016 AGNR Alumni Award Winners!

The twelve award winners are shown along with the Dean and the president of MAEF
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Awards! The honorees were celebrated at an awards banquet held at the University of Maryland's Riggs Alumni Center on April 14. The College of AGNR Alumni Chapter selected the award winners from...

UMD Extension Encourages Residents to Get Walking on October 7

University of Maryland Extension (UME) is partnering with the state Department of Mental Health and Hygiene and the state Department of Education to promote Walk Maryland Day on October 7th, calling on Marylanders of all ages to lace up their sneakers and participate in the state’s official...

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