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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.

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...

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