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Congratulations 2016 AGNR Alumni Award Winners!

The twelve award winners are shown along with the Dean and the president of MAEF
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Awards! The honorees were celebrated at an awards banquet held at the University of Maryland's Riggs Alumni Center on April 14. The College of AGNR Alumni Chapter selected the award winners from...

2015: A Year in Review

As 2015 comes to a close, faculty, staff, students and alumni from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have many reasons to celebrate a successful year gone by. Listed in no particular order, we take a look back at 15 highlights from 2015! 1. Welcome Dean Craig Beyrouty Dr. Craig...

UMD Faculty Receives Prestigious Risk Analysis Award

The Society for Risk Analysis awarded the 2015 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award to Abani Pradhan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland. Pradhan was honored for his...

UMD Extension Encourages Residents to Get Walking on October 7

University of Maryland Extension (UME) is partnering with the state Department of Mental Health and Hygiene and the state Department of Education to promote Walk Maryland Day on October 7th, calling on Marylanders of all ages to lace up their sneakers and participate in the state’s official...

ANSC Faculty Member Appointed to National, State Leadership Roles

Amy Burk, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Animal & Avian Sciences and Extension specialist, is serving in positions of leadership at both the state and national levels promoting the field of equine science. Burk was recently elected to serve as a member of the Equine Science...

Discover New Knowledge: UMD Research Reveals How American Elite Influence the Income Gap

As the 2016 Race to the White House heats up, concerns about income inequality fuel political debates across the country. However, research conducted by Pamela Jakiela, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics , and her co-authors at...

Terps Provide Agricultural Education, Fun at Maryland State Fair

Year after year, faculty, staff, students and alumni from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR) help make the 11 days of the Maryland State Fair fun-filled and educational for all ages and 2015 was no exception. From welcoming newborn animals into the...

UMD Faculty Member Serves on International Gene Drive Study Panel

Dr. Lisa Taneyhill, an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland, has been selected to serve on a committee convened by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to study the emerging field of gene drive research...

Closing the Gap with Ag Discovery

What do a biotechnologist, a dietician, a resource conservationist and a veterinary scientist all have in common? They’re all professions within the U.S. agricultural sector, which currently has nearly twice as many job openings as qualified applicants to fill them, according to the USDA. However,...

Fueling FIRE

What was just an ordinary office space less than a year ago on the third floor of Symons Hall, is now abuzz with undergraduate students chatting excitedly as they pore over lines of text on a computer screen. Using a technique called web-scraping, the rising sophomores are combing through large...

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