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Welcome to the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Alumni Network! Founded in 1973, the AGNR Alumni Network remains a vital partner for the College in the advancement of its strategic initiatives. The Alumni Network works to enhance student experiences, build professional networks, serve in communities and advocate for the college. Join us throughout the year at one of our many events and connect with us on social media platforms! 

Check out our Alumni Programs in the options below to see how you can show your support for AGNR Terp businesses! 

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As a Terp, you’re always ready to take the next bold step. The University of Maryland Alumni Association can help, from offering professional networking to reconnecting you with fellow Terps. 

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Check in with us to share professional and personal accomplishments so we can highlight your successes! Shoutouts will be shared via social and print media.    

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Alumni Programs

Give a shout out to AGNR Alumni Businesses! Shop Local and Support our Fellow Terps! There’s never been a better time to support the Terp community and small businesses. Let us know about any AGNR alum-owned businesses we should spotlight by emailing

Butler's Orchard (Ben '10, Tyler '08, Wade & Angela '78 Butler) - produce market & u-pick operation in Montgomery County, MD 

Chesapeake Gold Farms (Amanda Heilman, '11, Animal & Avian Science) - dairy farm that produces cheese, butter and other dairy products in Cecil County, MD 

Delmarva Crop Queen (Amanda Heilman, '11, Animal & Avian Science)- online shop has been made to empower, praise, and Agvocate through the fashion and celebrate women in agriculture.

Larriland Farm (Guy Moore, Lynn Moore, 2016 Outstanding AGNR Meritorious Alumni)- pick your own fruit and vegetable family farm in western Howard County since 1973. 

Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards (Shelby Watson-Hampton, '07) - winery, vineyard and event barn in Prince George's County, MD

Rocky Point Creamery (Chuck Fry & Emily Snyder)- dairy farm with an ice cream shop and other farm raised products like cheese and meats. Located in Tuscaora, MD

Wright's Market (Charles Wright, IV Institute of Applied Agriculture)- produce farm, farm market, bakery & agro-tourism events.

We add to this list weekly as the business is shared on our Facebook page. 

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The fall just doesn’t feel quite right without football, tailgate and especially tailgate food! In honor of our annual fall tailgate --we offer this staple to our tailgate menu--- Linda’s Apple Dumplings!

Dough Sauce Filling
2 cups flour 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt 2 cups water 1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup shortening 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup raisin or nuts (opt)
1/2 cup milk 1/2 tsp cinnamon  
6 apples, peeled & cored    

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening to a course crumb. Stir in milk to form dough. Divide into 6 even pieces. Roll each piece into a square. Mix filling in small bowl. Stuff core of apple with filling. Place apple in center of dough square and wrap. Place in baking dish. Combine all sauce ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour sauce over apples. Bake 350 for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender. For quicker cooking apples, cut apples in half and dough into 12 pieces.

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Meet the Alumni Network Board Members

Elizabeth O’Keefe, Amanda Heilman, Robert Miller, Curtis Bennett, Emily Snyder, Ryan MacDonald, and Shelby Watson-Hampton

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Alumni Awards

"There is a need for dialogue and transparency, academia can help bridge that gap."
Randy Day, '79 M.S. Poultry Science & CEO Perdue, Inc.

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Amanda Brown Clougherty

For information on how to become involved with the AGNR Alumni Network, please connect with Amanda Brown Clougherty, our alumni relations director, to make sure you stay connected to the college and are apprised of upcoming events and opportunities. She may be reached at