Momentum Magazine Summer 2022

Growing Smarter, Simpler, Solutions for Food and Nutrition Security

Our alumni, students, and faculty are helping to feed the world while also developing innovative solutions to eat healthier and create a more sustainable and equitable future. 
-Craig Beyrouty, Dean and Director

Momentum Summer 2022


Plant scientist Vijay Tiwari searches for genes in ancient wild wheat

A Recipe to Feed the World 
Growing Smarter, Simpler, Solutions for Food and Nutrition Security

Vet Med researchers in lab

Diffusing a Global Threat with Nasal Spray
A Universal Vaccine for Respiratory Viruses Could Prevent the Next Pandemic

In the Community

4H student with adults testing an ROV

Flying Underwater Towards STEM Careers
Through robotics, Maryland 4-H students will soon be able to make underwater exploration possible 

Bridget Stokes, Future Flows project team member with LARC Professor and team advisor Byoung-Suk Kweon.

Flowing in the Right Direction
First Place Win Creates An AGNR Dynasty


Usoshi Chatterjee in a field

From Poultry Poop to Possibility
PhD Student Usoshi Chatterjee Explores New Uses for Poultry Waste Products

Bright Djampa holding up a check from the Dingman Competition

Brain Food and Bright Ideas
Nutrition & Food Science Student Graduates with a Degree and A Business


Doron Petersan

Surprise, it’s Vegan!
Creator of Sticky Fingers Turns Comfort Food into Plant-Based Delight

Adrienne Wojciechowski

Maryland Alum, 4-H Star Leads Conservation Efforts
Adrienne Wojciechowski's Passion is Rooted in Family Ties to Extension and Agriculture

Ask AGNR & Donor Profile

Darren Jarboe

Dr. Darren Jarboe discusses the importance and future of urban agriculture in Maryland

Judith Brocksmith

AGNR Donor Profile: Judith Brocksmith
Establishes fund to ensure quality education is accessible to future veterinarians