College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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New Look for Extension!

The arrival of spring brings many things to our world—warmth and light, new growth, and this year, a new website for the University of Maryland Extension! The redesigned Extension website features a fresh new appearance that mirrors that of its sponsoring college, the College of Agriculture and...

Grow It Eat It Heads to the White House Easter Egg Roll!

Members of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) Grow It Eat It team are heading to Washington, D.C. for the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 1! This is the second year representatives from UME’s Grow It Eat It and Master Gardeners programs have been invited to the...

Gear up for Spring with the HGIC!

Spring will soon be in full-swing all across Maryland and the experts at the University of Maryland’s Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) are standing by to help you make this your most successful growing season yet! The following are four common questions coming into the HGIC website and...

WATCH: Women of UME Featured on TERPVISION

A University of Maryland Extension (UME) project that aims to empower women in Afghanistan by teaching them to grow and sell their own food was featured in the latest episode of TERPVISION, produced by the University of Maryland. Watch the full piece here: Click here to read more about the UME...

Federal Funding Cuts Affect Nutrition Education Program

The first two months of 2013 have been rocky ones for University of Maryland Extension (UME) educators who work to help low income Marylanders eat healthier. On New Year’s Day, leaders of UME’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program learned that their budget for the current fiscal year...

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...

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