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Megan Brown, graduate student in Dr. Keefer’s laboratory, was recently awarded a two year post-doctoral training fellowship by Morris Animal Foundation. Her project entitled “Understanding endocrine...
The Keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Symposium will be Dr. James Drackley of Department of Animal Sciences, at University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign.
Professor Emeritus Ian Mather has had a new article published in the Journal of Molecular Biology of the Cell and his work is on the front cover. Dr. Mather's article is entitled, “Kinetics of milk...
Maryland's Best has done it again! The University of Maryland bred colt born on the campus farm in 2014 has won his second race at Laurel Park on April 2nd bringing his earnings to $42,604. Although...
This March, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources celebrates Women's History Month by paying tribute to several of our women faculty who are making exceptional strides in their research...
You’ll find it all at the University of Maryland’s one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Come explore our world of Fearless Ideas and see all that we do for our...
When antibiotics were first discovered in the early 20th century, it was one of the most revolutionizing technologies for the human medical field. Not only have antibiotics saved millions of human...
ANSC welcomes Dr. Nishanth Sunny , new Assistant Professor who joined the faculty in January from the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida, where he was a Research Assistant Professor...
Eight students from Equine Studies at the University of Maryland have been working tirelessly to prepare and sell the foals that were born at the campus farm this past spring. Fearless Terp, colt by...
Dr. Lisa Taneyhill, as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Gene Drives Research: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct, has co-authored an article in the journal Science.
At the MY Maryland State Fair, presented by Toyota, in Timonium, the Birthing Center offered a great opportunity for fairgoers to ask questions and learn more about agriculture, one of the most...
Each year, the College of Agriculture takes dairy cattle from the Central Maryland Research and Education Center to the Maryland State Fair in Timonium for a milking and educational exhibit.
What did you study at UMD, and when did you graduate? Anna Glenn (McGucken) attended UMD College of AGNR from 2008-2012 and dual-degreed in Animal Science and Agricultural Science and Technology...
The Annual Faculty /Staff Cookoff was held on September 22. Twelve cooks competed for the coveted ribbons in three categories: Main Dish, Side Dish and Dessert. Undergraduate, graduate students, and visitors came by to taste the entries and cast their voting marbles.
Dr. Monica VanKlompenberg joins the department this Fall as an Animal Science Lecturer.
Our very own colt, Maryland's Best, born at the Campus Farm on February 12, 2014 is now a winner! He was known around the barn as Pax due to the snowstorm Pax that occurred the night of his foaling. He is by Rock Slide out of The Best Sister (Bess).
Dr. Kasey Moyes has been named the recipient of the 2016 Young Scientist – Research Award by the Northeast Section, American Society of Animal Science (NE ASAS), and the Northeast Section of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA).
It’s another successful year in the books for University of Maryland’s Equine Breeding Program! Our year started strong with the sale of our two 2015 Thoroughbred foals for a combined $11,500 in January, along with the acquisition of two new broodmares, and then continued like clockwork with the births of two new healthy colts in April.
The Poultry Science Association released a list of the recipients of its annual awards and honors for members working in poultry science and related disciplines. This year two of the five members selected for this prestigious award are ANSC faculty members, Dr. Tom Porter and Dr. Roselina Angel.

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