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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...

Terps Provide Agricultural Education, Fun at Maryland State Fair

Year after year, faculty, staff, students and alumni from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR) help make the 11 days of the Maryland State Fair fun-filled and educational for all ages and 2015 was no exception. From welcoming newborn animals into the...

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...

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