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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...

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...

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 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 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...

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