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UMC 1813 Campus Farm's high selling ewe lamb.
The Campus Farm successfully debuted its Katahdin sheep flock at a national sale when two spring 2018 ewe lambs brought premium bids at the 14th Annual National Katahdin Sale in Fishersville, VA on...
The University wide commencement was held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m in the Xfinity Center. The College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences commencement ceremony was on May 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m...
Timothy Sheets presents his research at the 2018 Annual Symposium.
Timothy Sheets, doctoral candidate in Dr. Bhanu Telugu's laboratory, was recently selected for the young investigator travel award to present his research during the Large Animal Genetic Engineering...
Drs. Chad Stahl, Tom Lawlor, and Li Ma
The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences held the 32 nd Annual Symposium on May 22. This full-day event showcased our department's ongoing research as presented by our graduate students and...
The Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million dollar grant to Dr. Bhanu Telugu in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to facilitate...
In his first race ever, Go Lassie Go, place 2nd in the 2nd race at Belmont racecourse on May 3, 2018 after an extremely slow start left him trailing the field. The colt (Buffum-Daylight Lassie) was...
Marie Iwaniuk, graduate student in Dr. Rich Erdman’s lab, was chosen as the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in the college by the AGNR Student Council. Marie received this award at the...
This year, the weather was beautiful for the Ag Day Livestock Show held on April 28 as part of the campus-wide Maryland Day. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Smith, winner of the Grand Champion Award, and...
Latisha Judd was recognized by the UMCP President’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues (PCEMI) at the 2018 Ethnic Minority Achievement Awards Ceremony held Special Events Room in McKeldin Library...
Dr. Amy Burk
Dr. Amy Burk was honored by the AGNR Student Council as its Outstanding Educator of the Year at their annual awards banquet on May 7 at the Riggs Alumni Center. The council chose Dr. Burk for this...
Dr. Tom Porter and Dr. Hsiao-Ching Liu at North Carolina State University have been awarded a five hundred thousand dollar grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their grant...
The Alumni Association of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources selected Latisha Judd, Ph.D. graduate student working in the laboratory of Dr. Rick Kohn, as both the 2018 Outstanding...
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...
Drs. Kohn, Sunny, & Song
Drs. Rick Kohn, Nishanth Sunny, and John Song received a grant from USDA-NIFA for $493,000 in the AFRI Foundational Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation section titled, "Understanding Mechanisms of...
Dr. Kohn in his Lab
Drs. Rick Kohn, Fernando Escribano (Spain) and others received a grant from the World Bank for almost $400,000 titled "Innovative Research and Development for Use of Typha (Cattails) for Animal Feed...
Dr. Bhanu Telugu Awarded a $500K grant from National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Dr. Bhanu Telugu has been awarded a five hundred thousand dollar grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for his grant proposal titled " Genome Editing To Create Germ Cell Deficient...
Debabrata Biswas
Dr. Debabrata Biswas has been awarded $100,000 by NIFA for his proposal entitled, “ Competitive exclusion of Campylobacter colonization in poultry by overexpression of linoleate isomerase gene in...
Dr. Nathaniel Tablante teaches participants about First Aid for poultry.
123 people from Maryland and surrounding states attended the Mid Atlantic Small Flock Expo, held February 10, 2018 at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, Maryland. Extension faculty and...
Horse Industry Day Special Recognition Award
The Equine Studies Program was honored with a Special Recognition Award from the Maryland Horse Breeders Association on January 30 at the Maryland Horse Industry Day in Annapolis. Many legislators,...
Daniel Castranov (’03) former MS graduate student in Dr. Woods laboratory is an aquatic research specialist who uses cameras and microscopes to view the living cells and tissues of zebrafish. The...

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