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AREC Professor to Fill New Leadership Role at NOAA

Associate Professor Doug Lipton, PhD, from the University of Maryland Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) Department, has been tapped to fill the newly created position of Senior Research Economist at NOAA Fisheries starting on June 3. Dr. Lipton will bring his deep experience in fisheries...

Celebrating 4-H!

Youth and adults associated with Maryland 4-H have had plenty of reasons to celebrate over the past year, including a 300-pound crab cake! At the 4-H Awards Gala held January 20 at the Laurel Park Racetrack, a crowd of roughly 500 gathered to recognize the accomplishments of 4-H youth, volunteers,...

AGsploration in the Classroom

If you ask a middle school-aged student where hamburger comes from, it’s not uncommon to hear “McDonald’s” as an answer. That’s a large part of the reason a group of University of Maryland Extension (UME) faculty members took it upon themselves to develop a program called AGsploration: The Science...

A Banner Year for the College of AGNR

2012 brought many reasons to celebrate for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland! In case you missed some of the headlines, here is a list of ten highlights from the past calendar year, in no particular order: * Enrollment in undergraduate and graduate...

Tips for Successful Holiday Spending

If you usually find yourself dealing with a stack of bills from holiday shopping, resolve this year to not let your spending get out of control. Is your budget already busted this season? Well it’s never too early to start planning for next year! By keeping a few key things in mind, you can avoid...

Caring for your Christmas Tree

Whether you buy a Christmas tree at the store, or cut one down yourself, keeping it healthy in your home during the holidays requires maintenance. "You're going to cut about an inch off the stump, and you're going to immediately put it into hot water, about 100-degree water," says Frank Gouin,...

AGNR at Bioscience Day

Think the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) doesn’t include bioscience? Think again! The College of AGNR was well represented at Bioscience Research & Technology Review Day – an annual event featuring research talks, presentations, mini-symposia and demonstrations by...

Spreading the 4-H Philosophy to Serbia

Talking about the benefits of and principles behind the 4-H program is something Kendra Wells and Nia Imani Fields could likely do in their sleep. Wells is a retired 4-H Youth Development specialist for University of Maryland Extension (UME) and Fields is a current 4-H educator in Baltimore County...

Extension Network Pays Off in Sandy’s Wake

Sometimes it truly is all about who you know. Luckily for the town of Crisfield, one University of Maryland Extension (UME) educator knew the right person to call at just the right time. Located on the Tangier Sound, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay, the small town of Crisfield in Somerset County is...

A Good Growing Idea

If inspiring others to utter the phrase “ Now why didn’t I think of that?” elevates a simple idea to the level of great invention, then recent University of Maryland graduates John-Randall Gorby and Philip-Michael Weiner are definitely on to something. The two friends and entrepreneurs have...

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