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Agriculture Experts

Jon Traunfeld

Director, Home and Garden Information Center; Extension Specialist, Vegetables & Fruits

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Neith Little

Extension Educator - Urban Agriculture

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kate Tully

Associate Professor of Agroecology in the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Adel Shirmohammadi

Professor, Environmental Science & Technology

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Utpal Pal

Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Lisa Lachenmayr

Director and Principal Investigator of the Maryland SNAP-Ed program

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Naomi Sachs

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Craig Beyrouty

Dean and Director, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Don Webster

Regional Aquaculture Specialist, University of Maryland Extension

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Paul Leisnham

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Technology

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Shannon Dill

Extension Educator, Agriculture & Food Systems

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sarah Anne Balcom

Principle Lecturer and Undergraduate program director, Department of Animal & Avian Sciences

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Paul Goeringer

Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Legal Specialist in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jianghong Meng

Professor, Director of Joint Institute for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) and the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS 3)

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Yiping Qi

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture News Releases

DOE Funds $6 Million for UMD-Led Creation of Biofuels and Bioplastics from Food Waste

UMD Professor Stephanie Lansing to head consortium of scientists and industry partners seeking to reduce use of fossil fuels & landfills by creating renewable resources

UMD Gets First-Ever ‘New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award’

With “New Innovator” award, UMD researcher’s recent crop editing grants total more than $1 million

UMD Research Reveals Massive Cropland Expansion in Brazil

Brazil’s intensive row crop area nearly doubled since 2000, researchers find.

​UMD Releases First of Seven New Apples Bred for Maryland Growers

New UMD patented apple varieties could improve yields, growing efficiency, and profitability for farmers in Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian regions

Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation

UMD-led study published in Science shows solar and wind farms in the Sahara could double rainfall in Earth’s largest hot desert

UMD Study Uncovers Germ Cell Findings with Implications for Disease Research

Research opens the door for future stem cell research in chicken models.

New UMD Study Traces the Origins of a Major Potato Pest

Research has implications for effective management strategies against a Beetle that decimates potato crops.

UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production

Strawberries make up a $3 billion agricultural industry in the United States alone.

UMD Researcher Develops Innovative Water Treatment System to Clean and Sustain the Port of Baltimore

Project improves water and air quality, reduces pollution, and creates renewable energy.

UMD and NASA Join Forces to Improve Global Food Security through Satellite Data

$3 million from Capital One, $2.1 million from Maryland Department of Commerce, and creation of innovation lab announced today.

UMD Professor Receives $1M from USDA NIFA to Increase Poultry Yield and Advance Animal Well-Being

UMD professor receives $1M from USDA NIFA to advance animal well-being and increase poultry yield.

UMD Doctoral Student’s Brief Video on his Revolutionary Finding about Bee Health Wins International Competition

Ramsey's discovery will enable researchers to develop more targeted control techniques that could help restore honey bee populations worldwide.

Flying Dog Brewery and University of Maryland Partner on Hops Production Initiative

The new partnership focuses on studying the potential for high-quality hops grown in the State.

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