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Results of Major Needs Assessment Study Show Regulations and Legislation as the Top Concern for Maryland Farmers

Tractors on dairy farm
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has served Maryland farmers and producers for four years through the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), with the ultimate goal of economically sustainable agricultural production. Results from a needs assessment conducted by University of...

Alumni Spotlight: Allen Galbreath '78

Where do you work currently and what are your responsibilities? We incorporated the family dairy farm which included my parents and a brother in 1992 and I have been the president and manager since. My wife, Kim, and I started Hawks Hill Creamery (Street, MD) in 2004 to make and sell local raw milk...

VIDEO: Terp Farm Celebrates Banner Year

2015 has been a bountiful year for Terp Farm , the University of Maryland’s sustainable vegetable farm providing thousands of pounds of produce to select on-campus dining halls, the Green Tidings mobile food truck and food insecure members of the campus community. The collaborative project is made...

What is WWOOFing?

In recent years, the debate concerning whether or not organic produce is healthier or worth the extra pennies at the supermarket has dominated consumer conversations. It also helped spark a passion in sophomore Agricultural and Resource Economics major, Benjamin Zimmitti, to become more informed...

First Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival Draws Crowds, Creates Conversation

Judging from the 500+ guests who visited the Upper Marlboro agricultural research facility for the inaugural Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival October 9th, agriculture in general and sustainable farming in particular are topics University of Maryland community members are craving to learn more about...

Terp Farm Keeps on Growing

In a program that has students clamoring to get their hands dirty, plus puts smiles on professor’s faces, there’s also the bonus of it possibly curbing the dreaded “freshman 15,” the added pounds students tend to gain from eating too much of the wrong foods. Terp Farm, now in its second year of a...

Support AGNR Alumni During National Ice Cream Month!

July is national ice cream month – a perfect excuse to indulge in a heaping double-scoop of hand-dipped ice cream atop a sugary, crunchy cone (as if you needed an excuse). But for two alumni of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, ice cream represents much more than a sweet treat. It’s...

Alumni Spotlight: Pete Charlerie

The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources recently caught up with Pete Charlerie, a 2009 graduate from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC). In 2011, Charlerie started SunSpash Farm LLC where he grows vegetables and cut flowers on five acres in Upper Marlboro, Md...

Ripe on Time

(The following article appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of Terp magazine:) Trying to harvest a successful crop of strawberries could make any farmer go bananas. They’re a fussy fruit, susceptible to frost, disease, mold and bugs. But they’re also in high demand, with the U.S. producing more than...

Modern Farming Movie Sparks Student Discussion

American agriculture takes on many faces in many different places; one farmer’s experience differing greatly from another. These differences, in conjunction with shared similarities, are highlighted in D&E’s 2014 documentary, Farmland, which the AGNR Student Council publicly screened in Adele H...

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