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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...

Get Ready for Fall Fun with AGNR!

Mark your calendars for a FREE, fun-filled day on the farm, courtesy of the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR). On Saturday, October 5, the College of AGNR will host an Open House at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center Clarksville Facility in...

Apples, Pumpkins and Stink Bugs… Oh my!

Apple- and pumpkin-picking season are right around the corner and that’s why on a recent warm August night, researchers from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) gathered at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center (WMREC) in Keedysville, Md. to...

Follow AGNR at the 2013 State Fair!

The 2013 Maryland State Fair is well underway! Students, faculty, staff and alumni from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) are an integral part of making the fair a success each year at the state fairgrounds in Timonium. Haven't been by the fair yet this year? Check out our...

Men, Youth Less Likely to Count Calories UMD Survey Finds

Women in Montgomery County, Md. are almost twice as likely as men to read nutrition information posted on restaurant menus before ordering and people between the ages of 18 and 24 show no interest in learning more about what’s in their food. Those are among the findings of an informal survey...

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