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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...

Stop Seasonal Stress with a Holiday Spending Budget

(Lynn Little is a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Washington County.) We all know the holidays can be stressful particularly because of the amount of money spent on gifts, decorations, cards, special events, food, travel… the list goes on! If you want to reduce your holiday stress...

UMD Nutrition Educators Help Citizens Deal with Food Stamp Cuts

On November 1, 47 million people across the country saw cuts to their benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as food stamps – due to the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Nearly 800,000 of those affected were Maryland...

Maryland 4-H Dairy Judging Team Wins National Championship

When it comes to dairy judging, Maryland 4-H is known as quite the powerhouse, churning out teams that perform consistently well at state, regional and national competitions. Earlier this month, the Maryland 4-H dairy judging team netted its 31st national championship since 1919 at the World Dairy...

Annual AGNR Open House Draws Record Crowd to Clarksville

Blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures helped drive a steady stream of visitors to the 2013 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) Open House on Saturday, October 5. Nearly 4,000 are estimated to have attended the event – the largest crowd ever since the College first began...

UMD Empowers Americans to Make Smart Choice about Health Insurance

Sweeping health care reform legislation means starting October 1, hundreds of millions of Americans – both those currently insured and uninsured – will have more options than ever before when it comes to health insurance. Yet research shows the vast majority of people in this country are...

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