College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Farmers

UMD and The Nature Conservancy Launch a New Storytelling Tool to Explain the Science of Saltwater Intrusion on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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The value of disseminating sound science through storytelling and data visualization to the public, stakeholders, and policy makers is becoming increasingly apparent. With this exact goal in mind, a UMD student launched an online Story Map, showing how some of the oldest farms in our country right...

New Report Highlights Legal Challenges Facing Maryland’s Agricultural Community

The Maryland agricultural community is facing a diverse and complex set of legal challenges, but experts with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) now have a better understanding of priority problems and can begin to address them head-on. The ALEI recently published the results of a...

Connecting MD Farmers with Cutting Edge Technology

In order to be efficient and productive, farmers of today must constantly stay connected with the technologies of tomorrow. That’s why the 4th annual MidAtlantic Precision Ag Equipment Day brought together farmers and national experts on agricultural equipment, engineering and data collection...

Maryland Helps Farmers Navigate Changing Laws

(The following article appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of Terp Magazine .) Weber’s Cider Mill Farm in Parkville, Md., is a much different operation than when the family first started raising chickens a century ago. Fruits and vegetables are now sold directly from the farm instead of hauled to...

UMD AGNR Alum, Family Inducted into MD Agriculture Hall of Fame

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley inducted the family of Edwin R. Fry, a 1969 graduate from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland, into the state Agriculture Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 7th. The induction was made before nearly 700 agricultural...

Farmer Jack Gurley Shares Success Story

Now entering his eighteenth season as the co-owner of an organic fruit and vegetable farm in Sparks, Md., Gurley is an accomplished farmer serving four farmers markets and 60 Community Supported Agriculture groups.
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