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Historic Wye Oak seedling planting leads UMES Earth Week activities

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore added a piece of horticultural history to its 1,100-acre campus April 22 to mark Earth Day. A 2-year-old seedling cloned from the Wye Oak tree that majestically stood for 400 years in Wye Mills, Maryland, took a place of honor in front of George Washington Carver Hall. The tree…Read more Historic Wye Oak seedling planting leads UMES Earth Week activities

Traveling Agritourism Workshop offers lessons directly from farm proprietors

UMES Extension is offering an opportunity to learn about successes and challenges directly from agritourism operators in a follow-up to its Maryland Agritourism Conference. A Traveling Agritourism Workshop, slated for June 10, will visit agribusinesses in Dorchester and Caroline counties in Maryland. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. for tours of Blades Orchard in…Read more Traveling Agritourism Workshop offers lessons directly from farm proprietors

Shore youth experience eclipse through UMES 4-H STEM

People across the nation hunted for special viewing glasses, created pinhole projectors, planned parties and flocked to areas of totality in anticipation of the Great North American Eclipse and getting the most from the rare occurrence. The April 8 celestial event promised the first opportunity since 2017 and the last until August 23, 2044, to…Read more Shore youth experience eclipse through UMES 4-H STEM

Learn how to operate and maintain small engines and BCS machines

Planting season has arrived on the Delmarva Peninsula for gardeners and small farmers and with it the need to think about small engine machine operation and maintenance. A May 1 workshop will be hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension’s Small Farm Program. Shane LaBrake, (at left, center) who has over 45 years…Read more Learn how to operate and maintain small engines and BCS machines

Top SANS students honored during annual convocation

The academic prowess of students was celebrated today at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 71st annual Honors Convocation. The university paused undergraduate classes for faculty, staff and students to share in the occasion recognizing those who achieved dean’s list for the 2023 fall and spring semesters (minimum 3.5 GPA), along with departmental distinction (minimum…Read more Top SANS students honored during annual convocation

UMES leaders listed among Top 100 Women in Maryland

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore claimed two spots on The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland for 2024. Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, (left) UMES’ 16th president, reached the Circle of Excellence level as a three-time winner. UMES Extension Nutrition and Health Programs Director Dr. Virginie Zoumenou joined her as a newcomer to the…Read more UMES leaders listed among Top 100 Women in Maryland

UMES celebrates 150th Arbor Day by joining college campus tree program

PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 29, 2022)- This year’s Arbor Day celebration is notable as it marks the 150th anniversary of the national observance.  The University of Maryland Eastern Shore teamed up with the Maryland Forest Service for a tree planting ceremony today to serve as one of the statewide kick-off events aiming to be a…Read more UMES celebrates 150th Arbor Day by joining college campus tree program

Ag Showcase updates farmers on latest equipment and research

UMES Extension in partnership with Atlantic Tractor LLC in Queen Anne, Maryland, hosted the inaugural Ag Showcase August 18 at the UMES Research and Education Farm just south of campus.  It was a hot one, but 125 Eastern Shore farmers participated in the free, full-day event aimed at helping them be successful in their farm…Read more Ag Showcase updates farmers on latest equipment and research

Chigbu appointed to Maryland Commission on Climate Change

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(August 5, 2021)-Ben Grumbles, Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment, recently announced that the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s director of the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center, Dr. Paulinus Chigbu, has been appointed to the Maryland Commission on Climate Change.  Chigbu will serve on one of its working groups, the Science and Technology Working Group.  …Read more Chigbu appointed to Maryland Commission on Climate Change

UMES’ industrial hemp field trial provides farmers with knowledge for successful cultivation

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(July 27, 2021)-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Industrial Hemp Program is in full-swing for the 2021 season with more than 500 plants growing lushly in a research plot on campus to provide growers and potential growers with information on what varieties are suited for the Eastern Shore’s macroclimate. Planted in mid-May, the field trial…Read more UMES’ industrial hemp field trial provides farmers with knowledge for successful cultivation

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