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The Maryland agricultural community is facing a diverse and complex set of legal challenges, but experts with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) now have a better understanding of...
The effort to protect threatened and endangered species calls for deep pockets. In 2013 alone, U.S. federal and state governments spent more than $1.7 billion toward the conservation of species at...
Community Supported Agriculture – or CSA – is a growing national trend that allows consumers to buy fresh, locally grown produce directly from farms in their own communities. Now, the College of...
The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources welcomed a number of new faculty members prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester. Each Friday we're introducing a few of these newcomers and...
Despite overcast skies, intermittent rain and chilly temperatures, approximately 2,200 people traveled to the Central Maryland Research and Education Center on Saturday, October 11 for the annual...
The University of Maryland’s Center for Food Safety and Security Systems was awarded a two-year grant extension in the amount of $4.6 million for an extensive, multi-institutional project dedicated...
Lisa Taneyhill , Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland, has been awarded a $1.9 million research grant from the National Institute...
Food scientists at the University of Maryland created tiny packages of the spice turmeric and whey protein that could color the way hard-to-absorb drugs are delivered. Zi Teng, Ying Li, and Qin Wang...
Researchers from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) will soon test a cutting-edge approach for eradicating the most ancient disease known to mankind –...
It’s not a bad way to jump start your four years as a University of Maryland Terrapin: harvesting vegetables like zucchini, summer squash and eggplant, tasting Pinot Gris grapes directly from the...
At the edge of a field at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center (WMREC) in Keedysville sits a penned-in area known as the “Goat Hilton.” Fifteen goats spend most of their time in the...
(Note: Dr. Josh McGrath no longer works for the University of Maryland as of August, 2014 . The following article appears in the Spring 2014 edition of MomentUM magazine which focuses on the College...
(The Spring 2014 edition of MomentUM Magazine focuses on the College of AGNR's efforts to improve the Chesapeake Bay. View the full version here .) With more than 17 million people—and counting—...
Whether at work or at home, Dr. Shirley Micallef has no trouble juggling dual roles as a scientist and a mother. On the homefront, she’s making sure her two young children are safe, well-fed,...
The key to preventing infections to allergies to common types of cancers may lie in the mysterious mucosal immune system – the portion of the immune system that protects areas of the body exposed to...
From studying the effects of Coca-Cola on appetite to comparing soil composition between urban and rural areas of Maryland, AGNR graduate students stacked up their skills against some of the top...
Assistant Professor Qin Wang prefers her research subjects on the small side – teeny tiny even. Make no mistake, however. The goals and implications of her research are anything but miniscule. Wang...
Agriculture and Forestry has an $8.25 Billion Impact on Maryland's Economy The agriculture and forestry industries have an $8.25 billion annually according to a recent report published by the Center...
Iqbal Hamza’s research in cell biology and genetics at the University of Maryland requires him to act both as a scientist and a detective simultaneously – a combination that makes him eager to arrive...

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