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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 Farm LLC where he grows vegetables and cut flowers on five acres in Upper Marlboro, Md...

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...

Paul Goeringer Recognized for Excellence

The Department is pleased to congratulate Paul Goeringer, Research Associate and Extension Legal Specialist, as he is honored by the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources for outstanding service. Paul was presented with the Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Award during the AGNR Convocation &...

Thank you for joining us on Maryland Day!

Maryland Day was celebrated Saturday, April 25, 2015.
The 17th Annual Maryland Day on May 2, 2015, was a tremendous success. More than 9,000 campus volunteers ensured that more than 75,000 visitors enjoyed the University of Maryland's largest community outreach event, featuring over 400 events for the whole family, including exhibits, workshops,...

Lichtenberg Honored for Excellence in Research

AREC Professor Erik Lichtenberg
The Alumni Chapter of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will present the Excellence in Research award to Erik Lichtenberg at the 48th Annual Alumni Celebration this April. Erik Lichtenberg, PhD, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, is known for his...

Workshops For CSA Operators to Highlight Membership Agreements and Labor Issues

Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. They will be held: Feb. 26, from 9:30 a.m to 2 p...

14 Reasons to Celebrate 2014 From the College of AGNR

2014 was another banner year for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland! As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at just some of the many highlights from the last 12 months. Here, in no particular order, are 14 reasons for the College of AGNR to...

John M. Curtis, Sr., 1923-2014

in memoriam John M. Curtis, Sr., with photo
Dr. Curtis received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland and, after teaching at VPI and NC State, returned to serve as a professor, department head, and director of the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service. His progressive policies bestowed a legacy of benefit to...

SCHOLARSHIP DAY 2014

What can we do in one day? On Wednesday, December 10th, the University of Maryland is calling on all Terps to come together to support student scholarships during 24 hours of giving! Last December, more than 1,000 donors raised nearly $250,000 in just one day. This year, we’re counting on you to...

College of AGNR Gears Up for Scholarship Day 2014

What can we do in one day? On Wednesday, December 10th, the University of Maryland is calling on all Terps to come together to support student scholarships during 24 hours of giving! Last December, more than 1,000 donors raised nearly $250,000 in just one day. This year, we’re counting on you to...

Introducing New AGNR Faculty - Part 5

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've been introducing a few of these newcomers and providing some details about their work and/or research interests. This week, in our final...

New Report Highlights Legal Challenges Facing Maryland’s Agricultural Community

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 priority problems and can begin to address them head-on. The ALEI recently published the results of a...

UMD Program Shares National Award for Work in Afghanistan

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –Faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland were part of a team honored this month with a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their involvement in a project aimed at improving the lives of...

Introducing New AGNR Faculty - Part 4

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 providing some details about their work and/or research interests. This week, we meet two assistant...

Solutions for Community Supported Agriculture

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 Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) will be looking at ways to help farmers interested in starting...

Evaluating Anti-Poverty Programs

In her NSF-funded study, "Estimating the Impacts of a Microfranchising Intervention," AREC assistant professor Pamela Jakiela will be evaluating the second wave of the Girls Empowered by Microfranchise (GEM) project to estimate the impact of the microfranchising program on young women's labor...

Amazing Alumnus: Nicholas Stavely, Class of 2014

Nicholas Stavely, May 2014 graduate Area(s) of Study: Agriculture & Resource Economics with a concentration in Environmental & Resource Policy and a minor in Sustainability Studies. Current place of employment: Lydia’s Fields, Community Forklift. Job title and description: With Lydia’s...

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