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Text2BHealthy in the News

(The following article appeared in The Montgomery County Gazette on February 24th.) Parents at Washington Grove Elementary School in Gaithersburg are using Text2BHealthy messages as a way to help them make better everyday nutrition choices for themselves and their children. “Once or twice a week [...

Expanding Adventures in Science

Parents today are often under a great deal of pressure to help their kids keep up with technology while simultaneously fostering creativity and critical thinking skills. Meanwhile, a shortage of young adults pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), persists across the...

Extension’s “Bug Guy” featured in TERP

University of Maryland Extension specialist and entomologist Michael Raupp has fed Jay Leno a cicada. He’s consulted the TV series “Bones” on bugs found on cadavers in the Washington, D.C., area. He’s practically a regular on NPR and WTOP. Known as “The Bug Guy,” the longtime Maryland professor...

Got W-2s?

University of Maryland Extension, in partnership with the Community Action Agency of Montgomery County and the IRS, will host free income tax preparation days at the 4-H Center in College Park on February 20, March 27, and April 3, 2015. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers...

University of Maryland Extension Produces Award-winning wines

Wines produced by University of Maryland Extension experts and made from grapes grown at the university’s research and education centers proved popular during a recent national competition. Nine Extension wines were entered in the 2014 American Wine Society Amateur Wine Competition held October 28...

14 Reasons to Celebrate 2014 From the College of AGNR

2014 was another banner year for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland! As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at just some of the many highlights from the last 12 months. Here, in no particular order, are 14 reasons for the College of AGNR to...

New Report Highlights Legal Challenges Facing Maryland’s Agricultural Community

The Maryland agricultural community is facing a diverse and complex set of legal challenges, but experts with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) now have a better understanding of priority problems and can begin to address them head-on. The ALEI recently published the results of a...

University of Maryland Extension Celebrates 100th Anniversary Statewide

In every Maryland county and in Baltimore City, communities came together throughout the month of October to celebrate the 100th anniversary of University of Maryland Extension and to discover how the organization is preparing for its next century of service. Each Extension office across the state...

Don’t Wash Your Chicken (or Turkey)!

As the holiday season approaches, University of Maryland Extension educator Shauna Henley wants people to think twice before washing their turkeys for Thanksgiving. “I always recommend that people shouldn’t wash their turkey, even though many instructions say to do so,” said Henley, Ph.D., who...

MomentUM Focuses on Extension at 100 Years

(This article appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of MomentUM Magazine which focused on the 100th anniversary of University of Maryland Extension. To view the magazine, click here. ) Dwight Baugher stood in the middle of his soybean field one recent morning, contemplating the coming crop. Elsewhere...

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