College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Congrats to the 2013 AGNR Alumni Awards Recipients!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 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 16. The College of AGNR Alumni Chapter selected the award winners from a pool...

Ecosystem Services Symposium

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wye Research and Education Center (WREC)
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES SYMPOSITM APRIL 18, 2013

Using Animal Viruses to Create Healthier Humans

Could a chicken virus contain the key to eradicating deadly human illnesses like norovirus, Lyme disease and even AIDS? Researchers with the University of Maryland’s Department of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded roughly $2 million in competitive grants over the last year and a half to uncover...

AGNR Scientists Discover Protein that Enables Safe Recycling of Iron from Old Red Blood Cells

Humans survive by constantly recycling iron, a metal that is an essential component of red blood cells, but which is toxic outside of those cells. More than 90 percent of the iron in an adult human's 25 trillion life-sustaining red blood cells is recycled from worn-out cells. Almost 50 years ago...

UMD Algae Research Highlighted on CNN

After Congress passed comprehensive legislation on New Year’s Day to help America avoid falling off the so-called fiscal cliff, some started questioning why lawmakers didn’t eliminate certain seemingly-obscure tax credits. One such measure provides for $59 million in tax credits for algae growers...

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...

Showing Off Their Skills

Graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) recently went head-to-head in a little friendly competition to find out who has the best research skills. At this fall’s AGNR Open House held at the Clarksville Research Facility, more than 30 graduate students from the...

Investing in a Safer Global Food Supply

The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) is proud to announce it will receive $11 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help continue its mission of improving food safety, nutrition and public health around the world...

VIDEO: Mighty Microgreens Continue to Make Headlines

News about the surprisingly-high nutritional content of microgreens – tiny seedlings of various vegetables and herbs – continues to spread across the country. The microgreens study was performed jointly by researchers at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR...

Stopping the Spread of HIV

Researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are working on developing a vaccine for one of the deadliest viruses on the planet: HIV. The key to doing so may lie, of all places, in a poultry virus. Scientists in AGNR’s Department of Veterinary Medicine...

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