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$ $100-175
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University of Maryland Agroecology Lab

Salinity-Affected Lands in Transition (SALT) Conference

Tuesday, Jun 11 - Wednesday, Jun 12
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$ $100-175
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University of Maryland Agroecology Lab

Saltwater intrusion represents one of the foremost challenges related to climate change facing farmers in coastal communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. SALT, a two-day conference focused on saltwater intrusion and sea level rise in coastal agroecosystems, will be held June 11 and 12, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Md., and hopes to address what is happening in academics and on the ground to face it.

SALT stands for “Salinity-Affected Lands in Transition.” The conference will feature expert speakers discussing saltwater intrusion and sea level rise, case studies of areas across the country and hemisphere, environmental justice, coastal farming, ghost forests, adaptation solutions and mitigation strategies.

“The SALT Conference will bring together practitioners, policy-makers, and scientists to discuss issues related to sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion across the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. I am excited to share some of our lessons learned from projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia (funded by USDA-NIFA, NFWF, and the NSF) and learn from others who are facing similar challenges across the U.S. and the world,” said Dr. Kate Tully, a University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher investigating saltwater intrusion on the Delmarva Peninsula. “The SALT conference will provide a platform for information sharing, partnership building, and networking. I'm hoping for a great turnout.”

This conference highlights research being conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) Agroecology Lab, the University of Delaware (UD) and George Washington University (GWU) on the Delmarva Peninsula, which comprises the coastal areas of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The partners have been researching the extent and economic impact of saltwater intrusion in the region and developing potential mitigation strategies for land affected by saltwater intrusion. The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology has been partnering with researchers from these institutions on outreach and stakeholder engagement for the project.

This research and conference are supported by grants from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation. People can register for the conference online at go.umd.edu/SALT. Registration is open until June 3, 2024.

This conference is complemented by a podcast series called Delmarva’s Invisible Flood. The three-episode series features conversations with the researchers at UMD, UD and GWU who are working on the ground to test and implement mitigation strategies, map saltwater intrusion’s extent, and deduce its impact on society. The podcast series can be found at hughescenter.podbean.com.

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SECU Stadium

UMD Commencement

  • Monday, May 20 - Monday, May 20
Location
SECU Stadium

The University of Maryland will hold the 2024 main commencement ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024, in SECU Stadium. The student processional will begin at 6 p.m.

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UMD Alumni Ticket: $40.00
Purchase this ticket if you attended the University of Maryland for your certificate, undergrad or graduate degree.

Non-Alumni & Friends: $45.00
Purchase this ticket if you did not attend UMD and are 18 and above.

Future Terp-Youth 6-17 years old $20.00
Youth are welcome to join us for an evening on the farm. Ages 6-17 are $20. 5 & under are free.

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Eat, Drink & be Maryland

  • Thursday, May 30 - Thursday, May 30
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UMD Alumni Ticket: $40.00
Purchase this ticket if you attended the University of Maryland for your certificate, undergrad or graduate degree.

Non-Alumni & Friends: $45.00
Purchase this ticket if you did not attend UMD and are 18 and above.

Future Terp-Youth 6-17 years old $20.00
Youth are welcome to join us for an evening on the farm. Ages 6-17 are $20. 5 & under are free.

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Join the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources and the AGNR Alumni Network for a night on the farm! 

Held on the Central Maryland Research and Education Center - Clarksville Facility, this casual farm to table event will include a picnic dinner, wagon tour and showcase of the research and education happening at the facility. Connect with faculty, staff, alums and family, enjoy a delicious meal and support AGNR student clubs at the silent auction. 

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Symons Hall

AGNR Graduation Celebration 2024

  • Thursday, May 02 - Tuesday, May 07
  • Thursday, May 02 - Thursday, May 02
  • Friday, May 03 - Friday, May 03
  • Monday, May 06 - Monday, May 06
  • Tuesday, May 07 - Tuesday, May 07
Location
Symons Hall

Our AGNR Graduation Celebration is just around the corner! Don't forget to stop by Symons Hall (Rm 0107) to pick up your AGNR ceremony tickets, enjoy some snacks, take part in our photo/video booth, snap a cap & gown photo, and pick up your gift from the AGNR Alumni Network.

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The College of AGNR is proud to offer a fully live-streamed ceremony for guests who cannot attend in-person. The stream will be hosted on the AGNR YouTube Channel -- no account or login required. 

Location
Reckord Armory, Gymnasium

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony

  • Tuesday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 21
Location
Reckord Armory, Gymnasium

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony. The commencement ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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3800 Golf Course Road, College Park, MD, 20742
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BioBlitz 2024

  • Saturday, May 04 - Saturday, May 04
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3800 Golf Course Road, College Park, MD, 20742
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You will be representing the University of Maryland as we compete against other members of Audubon International. Last year we won International recognition in 2 of the 3 judged categories.  With your help, maybe we can sweep all 3.

We will meet on Saturday, May 4th at 6:30 am at the UMD golf course located at: 3800 Golf Course Road, College Park, MD, 20742.

Once you arrive you will be assigned a group and a starting location. We will give everyone a brief review of the process then send you on your way. Please be on time as we need to be off the course by 9:30 am. Dress in comfortable attire and be prepared to walk.

Our goal is to count as many different living species of plants, insects and animals as possible, in the time allowed.  To do this you will be using the iNaturalist App. It's as simple as taking a photo. If you are not familiar with the App we recommend you download it and check it out in advance.  You can also use the Merlin App to identify birds by their song.

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Maryland Day

  • Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, April 27
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University of Maryland is the place to be for Maryland Day 2024! This will be the 99th annual Ag Day and this year we're excited for our very first AGNR Alumni Chill Zone in the Animal Science Courtyard!

Join us on Ag Day Avenue to visit the Campus Farm and take in a livestock show with our students. Drop by the Animal Science courtyard to see our college in full force with clubs, departments, and Extension programs. Grab a plant from the Institute of Applied Agriculture or from the Plant Science Building. McKeldin Mall will feature Maryland 4-H and there's an Extension catfish cooking demo at Hornbake Plaza.

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Glenda Canales

State of the College and Cornerstone Awards Ceremony

  • Wednesday, May 08 - Wednesday, May 08
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Glenda Canales

AGNR faculty and staff are invited to the 2024 State of the College and Cornerstone Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8 at 9:00am at the Riggs Alumni Center. The Cornerstone Awards serves to recognize an AGNR faculty or staff member or an external partner in actively promoting awareness of one of the Strategic Initiatives who demonstrates innovation, and provides a model for others in the college.

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Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series - Accessible Public Spaces and Gardens

  • Tuesday, April 09 - Tuesday, April 09
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Attend an event about Accessible Public Spaces and Gardens with Michelle Nelson, Wen Huang, and Chin-Fang Chen from the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning.

This carefully curated schedule of events is solely dedicated to topics related to sustainability and the role of agriculture in environmental, social, and economic issues, with a heavy emphasis on the food we consume in our everyday lives. The series is part of our strategic initiative, Establish a Healthy Food System and Ensure Global Food and Nutritional Security. This year's theme is Mental and Physical Health.

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MomentUMD Live: AGNR Conversations Around Grand Challenges

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Tuesday, April 16
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Attend the next installment of MomentUMD Live: AGNR Conversations Around Grand Challenges, featuring Gene Kelly, Professor of Pedology and Director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Kelly is leading a national effort to set priorities for the USDA's climate change research over the next decade. 

Registration is open for this event taking place on Tuesday, April 16 from 10am - noon in the Atrium of Stamp.

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