College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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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...

Celebration of Life for Dr. Richard Angus

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park
Join us for a celebration of the life of Dr. Richard R. Angus: December 27, 1930—November 14, 2013 Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. A gathering of family and friends The Memorial Chapel University of Maryland College Park (Parking in Lot Y behind the Chapel and Lot C across the street) Light...

In the News: UME's Bonnie Braun featured in New York Times article

University of Maryland Extension specialist Bonnie Braun is quoted in a November 20 New York Times article titled “Navigating a Transformed Insurance Marketplace.” Braun, Ph.D., is an expert on changes to insurance under The Affordable Care Act and helped develop a program called Smart Choice...

Gobble up some Food Safety Tips in Time for Thanksgiving

With the pressure on to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal, simple food safety measures often get left on the backburner. However, serving up a side dish of prevention could go a long way toward keeping your family feast – and any accompanying leftovers – healthy this holiday. “Unfortunately, no...

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