College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Maryland 4-H Welcomes Military Teens from Across the Globe

For children in military families, a seemingly simple question – “Where are you from?” – can sometimes be the most difficult to answer. “It’s hard because you feel like you have to be really specific,” says 14-year-old Grace Pryor, who has lived at a U.S. naval base in Bahrain, just east of Saudi...

HGIC: The Growing Gurus

When Baltimore County resident Lisa Airey wanted to make jelly from the crabapple trees on her property in Monkton, she knew she had to do some thorough research first. Were the crabapples edible or merely ornamental? Could they be poisonous? A quick Google search revealed conflicting information...

Avian Influenza: What You Need to Know, Not Fear

More than 33 million birds have been affected by the current outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) sweeping across 20 states from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest regions of the country. While cases have not been reported on the East Coast, poultry growers and workers on the...

Can Maryland Become the Next Great Wine State?

In the mountains of Western Maryland, a world away from the Chesapeake Bay that dominates so much of the state’s industry and culture, is a man on a mission to change Maryland’s signature drink. Lowbrow Natty Boh beer paired with bushels of blue crabs or chugged at a local bar? Forget it. Joe Fiola...

2015 AGNR Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards

Each May, the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources honors outstanding employees with the annual AGNR Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards. The 2015 awardees were recognized during the AGNR Convocation & Awards ceremony held Tuesday, May 5th at the Riggs Alumni Center. The 2015...

Maryland 4-H Student Talks Poverty with President Obama

On April 13th, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack selected eight 4-H students from across the nation to talk to President Barack Obama about issues of child hunger and poverty, giving voice to the nation’s youth as a part of the White House Rural Council’s latest initiative. Alongside students...

Congratulations 2015 AGNR Alumni Award Winners!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 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 16. The College of AGNR Alumni Chapter selected the award winners from a pool...

Setting Sustainability Standards for the Chesapeake Bay

When it comes to sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay, good intentions don’t always lead to effective outcomes. Now a team of University of Maryland Extension (UME) experts are helping to ensure certain practices meant to protect the Bay will actually deliver results like pollution reduction by...

University of Maryland Announces New Land-Grant University System-wide Online Resource

Last week, the University of Maryland announced the official launch of and participation in the National Land-grant Impacts website , a centralized online resource that highlights the teaching, research, and extension efforts by Land-grant universities. Specifically, the website provides access to...

TerpVision Spotlights Extension Anniversary

To help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service, TerpVision spotlights the past accomplishments of University of Maryland Extension and looks ahead to its next century of service.

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