College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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University of Maryland Extension Celebrates 100th Anniversary

For 100 years, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) has been charged with the responsibility and privilege of delivering practical, research-based information to the citizens of Maryland to help improve every aspect of their lives. The signing of the Smith-Lever Act by Congress in 1914...

Get Your Goat

At the edge of a field at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center (WMREC) in Keedysville sits a penned-in area known as the “Goat Hilton.” Fifteen goats spend most of their time in the large enclosure eating a regulated diet consisting of hay and grain. One warm evening in late July, the...

Connecting MD Farmers with Cutting Edge Technology

In order to be efficient and productive, farmers of today must constantly stay connected with the technologies of tomorrow. That’s why the 4th annual MidAtlantic Precision Ag Equipment Day brought together farmers and national experts on agricultural equipment, engineering and data collection...

Batter up! Celebrating 100 Years of Extension

( The following article appeared in the July 28 edition of The Frederick News Post. ) Brian Biggins credits the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension for much of the knowledge he and his wife garnered over the years to start and run a successful farm. The Biggins’ Miolea Organic Farm in...

Dr. Nathaniel Tablante: From Extension to Legislation

Extension Poultry Specialist and Veterinarian in the Veterinary Medicine Department, Dr. Nathaniel Tablante has spent the last seven months of his sabbatical leave serving as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02), where he has advised Bishop on...

Extension Faculty Member Donald Webster Takes on University Senate Position

Tenured faculty member in AGNR Extension, Donald Webster will be taking on a new title this fall, replacing Vincent Novara to become the first extension chairman of the University Senate. Webster, 67, was selected to join the senate’s Faculty Affairs Committee in 2011, becoming a senator for AGNR...

Extension Offers Healthy Homes Demonstrations in University Housing

This January, the University of Maryland Extension’s Health Smart Impact Team joined forces with the University of Maryland Department of Residential Facilities to offer a demonstration and valuable tips on how to keep homes free of common health hazards. The free tours occurred in an on-campus...

New Leadership for University of Maryland Extension

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce Dr. Stephen Wright as the new Associate Dean/Associate Director of University of Maryland Extension (UME). Wright began his new post with UME on January 30. Wright comes to Maryland from The Ohio...

College of AGNR Highlights 13 Reasons to Celebrate 2013

2013 brought many reasons to celebrate for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources! Here are just 13 of the highlights from a busy and successful year: Hamza Research Recognized: Iqbal Hamza from the Department of Animal & Avian Sciences leads a team of researchers to discover a...

Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

Sweaters, socks, chocolate-coated espresso beans are among the gifts that, for me anyway, fall into the essential and expected holiday gift category. But if you want to wow the gardeners in your life this year consider these ideas from the past and future wish lists of your friends at the Home and...

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