College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Sustainability

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

reACT house
DENVER, Co.-- The University of Maryland’s entry into a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges collegiate teams from around the world to design and build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses took second place overall and was the top design from the United States...

UMD Returns to the Solar Decathlon 2017 Hoping to Channel Their 2011 Victory

Emily Goo and Matt Lagomarsino in front of reACT
The Solar Decathlon is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and gives college teams a thrilling national platform to design, build, and showcase their own energy-efficient house. Students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the School of Architecture, and the School of...

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...

Discovering New Knowledge: UMD Researchers Isolate Fuel-Producing Bacteria

Researchers from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have discovered a better, more efficient way to make alternative fuels by isolating bacteria found inside a cow’s stomach. Rick Kohn, a professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences , alongside...

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...

UMD Campus Community Invited to 1st Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival

University of Maryland faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first-ever Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, October 9th from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will be hosted at Terp Farm which is housed at UMD’s Upper Marlboro agricultural research facility located about 15 miles south...

Alumni Spotlight: Scott Tjaden, ENST ‘14

Scott Tjaden, a 2014 University of Maryland alum that received both his graduate and undergraduate degree from the department of Environmental Science and Technology, is now working as an Environmental Scientist at Pepco Holdings, the parent company of the electric utility for the greater DC area...

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...

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