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Extraordinary Dissertation Recognized by University

The University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award for dissertations completed in 2013 will be presented this year on May 8 at the Graduate School Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration. The department is very pleased to announce that recent alumnus Dr. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea is one of the...

Join us on Maryland Day!

Maryland Day 2014 Banner
Maryland Day 2014 promises a full day of fun and learning across the whole campus. Do stop by the Animal Sciences Building foyer for some family games that highlight the challenges of balancing resources while practicing environmental stewardship. You will learn, you will have fun, and you will win...

AREC Student Recognized by Alumni Association

The College is pleased to extend congratulations to Joseph Maher, who is to receive one of the 2014 AGNR Alumni Awards this month. The Chapter's 47th Annual Alumni Celebration takes place on Thursday, April 10, at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the College Park Campus. The award presentations...

AGNR Student Inspired by USDA Forum Experience

Pinzhang Li, a senior in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, was one of 20 undergraduate students from universities across the country selected to attend the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The event was held in Arlington, Va. and...

Climate Scientists on Capitol Hill

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Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill has become a valuable educational meeting for bringing climate scientists and legislators together. On January 29, 2014, event organizers facilitated more than 100 congressional meetings for the fourth annual event. A training session on communicating science...

Keynote in Milan

IAERE logo and scene from Milan
The Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics was well represented this February as the University of Milan hosted the second annual meeting of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE). Professor Anna Alberini presented one of the keynote lectures, addressing...

Study Explores Adoption of Household Stormwater Management Practices

household rain garden in Maryland
Urban stormwater runoff is a large and increasing source of Maryland's pollutant load to the Chesapeake Bay. Local governments will need to partner with communities to increase awareness and provide incentives to motivate existing homeowners to adopt stormwater best management practices (BMPs). How...

AGNR Student Selected to Attend USDA Forum

A student from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was recently selected out of a pool of candidates from universities around the country to attend the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture. A senior in the...

AREC sponsors An Evening with Paul Farmer on February 4

Paul Farmer examines a patient.
As the "home" of the Global Poverty minor, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is pleased to sponsor An Evening with Paul Farmer at the Hoff Theater on Tuesday, February 4. Please join us from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. - all are welcome until seats are filled.

IN THE NEWS: AGNR Alums’ Nourishmat, AREC Professor featured in Baltimore Sun

( NOTE: The Following article appeared in The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday, September 3 ) Earth Starter is having the sort of year startups dream of. The company, founded by University of Maryland graduates, sells a kit designed to make gardening easy in small spaces. You lay the 4-by-6-foot mat on...

Maryland Agriculture is $8.25 Billion Industry, UMD Study Shows

The impact of agriculture on Maryland’s economy amounts to $8.25 billion annually, according to a recent study published by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland. The study, conducted by Professor...

Dr. Wes Musser named ARER Fellow

Dr. Wesley Musser
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is very pleased to announce that Dr. Wesley Musser was named a fellow by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association. The award was established in 2012 for authors who have demonstrated sustained excellence in research and...

AREC Alum Wins Prestigious Fulbright Grant

As the son of Russian immigrants, Alex Gittelson ‘09 grew up speaking Russian at home and hearing stories about his parents’ upbringings in St. Petersburg. “I’ve always had this pull to figure out how I’m going to spend some time in my heritage homeland,” Alex says. Now that he has been awarded a...

Nourishmat Creators Win Cupid’s Cup!

Their idea might seem simple: develop a product that allows anyone to grow vegetables in their own backyard without having to dig. But on Friday afternoon, University of Maryland alums John-Randall Gorby ’10 and Philip-Michael Weiner ’11 proved that sometimes simple is the surest route to success...

Inside the Agricultural Outlook Forum

Rubbing elbows and engaging in discussions with elected officials, national policy makers and agricultural industry leaders might be intimidating for some college students. But for Nathan Lim and Gabrielle Rovegno – both students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the...

AREC undergrads among selected students attending USDA Forum

Rubbing elbows and engaging in discussions with elected officials, national policy makers and agricultural industry leaders might be intimidating for some college students. But for AREC major Nathan Lim and Agribusiness minor Gabrielle Rovegno it was an energizing experience that left them wanting...

AREC Professor to Fill New Leadership Role at NOAA

Associate Professor Doug Lipton, PhD, from the University of Maryland Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) Department, has been tapped to fill the newly created position of Senior Research Economist at NOAA Fisheries starting on June 3. Dr. Lipton will bring his deep experience in fisheries...

From UMD to The White House: Terps Shaping U.S. Environmental Policy

When Jia Li earned her PhD from the top-ranked Agricultural and Resource Economics program at the University of Maryland in 2011, she knew her education and training would take her places. However, she didn’t expect one of those places would turn out to be the White House. In February, Li (pictured...

AREC Welcomes Two Outstanding New Assistant Professors

Kalyanaraman & Houde
Dr. Karthik Kalyanaraman received his PhD from Harvard University after which he was an assistant professor at University College London. He joined AREC in Fall 2012. He is interested in developing econometric tools for use in environmental, labor and development economics. His PhD research focused...

Creating a Better World by Thinking Outside the Box

Two students with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR) were recently rewarded for their work on innovative, cross-disciplinary proposals to improve the environment both here at home and abroad. Graduate student Joe Maher from the Department of...

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