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Dr. Kenneth Leonard - Improving health care in developing countries

Global Good – a joint effort with Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures – invited a team from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to discuss potential collaboration on primary health care in developing countries. The resulting session, “The Future of Frontline Primary Health Care,” was a...

Agriculture Leads to Stability in Afghanistan

According to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, ‘without effective agriculture, there’s no stability - political, social, and economic - it is the most important issue in governance.’ These statements were reiterated and expanded upon during the country’s 4th Annual National Extension Conference,...

Congratulations graduates

2016 PhD graduates in the agricultural & resource economics department
We would like to congratulate our 2016 graduates. This semester marks another round of hard-working and talented students in the department of agricultural & resource economics. Thank you graduates for your dedication and your contributions to our school. Pictured above are doctoral graduates...

Agriculture Leads to Stability in Afghanistan

According to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, ‘without effective agriculture, there’s no stability - political, social, and economic - it is the most important issue in governance.’ These statements were reiterated and expanded upon during the country’s 4 th Annual National Extension Conference,...

Dr. David Newburn – Restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay

Dave Newburn
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the greatest natural assets in our region. Despite extensive restoration efforts during the past 30 years, insufficient progress and poor water quality in the Chesapeake Bay prompted the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a total maximum daily...

College Park Faculty Join CONSERVE, With $10M Award From USDA To Facilitate Water Reuse Solution For Crop Irrigation

Ashley Ellixon and Paul Goeringer
Specialists in the field of agricultural law and water from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will play key roles in a new multidisciplinary effort to develop innovative, safe and sustainable ways to irrigate food crops...

Increasing Access to Healthy Foods in Baltimore City and Montgomery County

Mary Zaki
Most people are creatures of habit when it comes to what they eat, so what really determines our food choices? Probably our eating habits, cost, and convenience. However, for families with limited income, food availability and affordability determines where to shop and what to buy. It was this...

So, How's Your Carbon Footprint?

Roberton Williams
Nature and economics have become interconnected. Due to the dynamics and complexity of this union, environmental economics has emerged as an important field of study, particularly for issues related to the costs and benefits of environmental policies in air pollution, water quality, toxic...

Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates

Joe Maher and Jim Hanson
Congratulations to all of the AREC students who graduated in December 2015. One graduate student and several undergraduates received degrees. Joe Maher (pictured with Professor Jim Hanson) received a Ph.D. for his dissertation, "Essays on Energy Efficiency and Forest Conservation." Joe received...

Celebrating Graduate Student Scholarship

Erik Lichtenberg and Tihitina Andarge
The Department is happy to announce the recipients of the 2015 Graduate Student Awards. The Rhona Lantin Award, for best paper by a first-year student: Jun Zhang The Bessie H. DeVault Award, for best paper by a second-year student: Uttara Balakrishnan The Dr. and Mrs. Bill V. Lessley Award , for...

What is WWOOFing?

In recent years, the debate concerning whether or not organic produce is healthier or worth the extra pennies at the supermarket has dominated consumer conversations. It also helped spark a passion in sophomore Agricultural and Resource Economics major, Benjamin Zimmitti, to become more informed...

Policymakers, Farmers, Attorneys and Regulators Set to Present at the Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference

The University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) has recruited a dynamic panel of presenters to discuss the complex intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland at the upcoming 2015 Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference. Experts will share...

Discover New Knowledge: UMD Research Reveals How American Elite Influence the Income Gap

As the 2016 Race to the White House heats up, concerns about income inequality fuel political debates across the country. However, research conducted by Pamela Jakiela, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Department">http://www.arec.umd.edu">Department of Agricultural and...

UMD Research Reveals How American Elite Influence the Income Gap

As the 2016 Race to the White House heats up, concerns about income inequality fuel political debates across the country. However, research conducted by Pamela Jakiela, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics , and her co-authors at...

UMD Hosts Energy Economics Workshop

AREC hosted the 8 th annual workshop of the Empirical Methods in Energy Economics (EMEE) network at the University of Maryland on 9-10 July 2015. The workshop featured a total of 14 “long” presentations, 6 “short” presentations, and several posters. AREC was well represented at the workshop, with...

Alumni Spotlight: Pete Charlerie

The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources recently caught up with Pete Charlerie, a 2009 graduate from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC). In 2011, Charlerie started SunSpash">http://www.sunsplashfarm.com/home.html">SunSpash Farm LLC where he grows...

Fueling FIRE

What was just an ordinary office space less than a year ago on the third floor of Symons Hall, is now abuzz with undergraduate students chatting excitedly as they pore over lines of text on a computer screen. Using a technique called web-scraping, the rising sophomores are combing through large...

Stink Bugs Have Strong Taste for Ripe Fruit

The brown marmorated stink bug has a bad reputation. And for good reason: every summer, this pest attacks crops and invades homes, causing both sizable economic losses and a messy, smelly nuisance—especially in the eastern United States. A new study by entomologists at the University of Maryland...

Why Invest in Renewable Energy Technologies?

Home electricity meter
Consumers find renewable energy sources appealing, but what factors determine a homeowner's decision to invest in renewable energy technologies? A team of student researchers from the AREC Undergraduate Research Office led by Professor Anna Alberini have recently completed a survey of Maryland...

Distinguished Soil Chemist Named Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Dr. Craig Beyrouty as dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dr. Beyrouty has been involved in teaching, research, and extension for more than 35 years. He will officially join the university on Nov...

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