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UMES bolsters efforts to safeguard horseshoe crabs in Ocean City

University of Maryland Eastern Shore researchers have built a new and improved spawning platform in Ocean City that aims to prevent horseshoe crab mass mortality. Read more

UMES Traveling Agritourism Workshop: Picnic tent to booming farm market

“Sweat equity,” Kelly Jackson told visitors, was what took her family’s agribusiness from a picnic tent at the end of the lane for selling sweet corn to a booming farm market, helping to shape Dorchester County’s agritourism regulations. Read more

UMES Traveling Agritourism Workshop: For Blades Orchard, reinvention is key to success

After 14 years of operating as a u-pick, the owner-operators of Blades Orchard in Federalsburg, Maryland, shifted their agribusiness model. Read more

UMES physics professor attends White House summit on fusion technology

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Physics Professor Kausik Das attended a White House summit June 6 of the nation’s leaders in fusion energy from government, industry and academia. Read more

Can robotic agriculture answer urban food security concerns?

Robotic farming, particularly urban and indoor, is the focus of a U.S. Department of Agriculture three-year grant-funded project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Madhumi Mitra, a professor of biology and environmental science at UMES, is the lead. Read more

UMES and partners offer free Ag Showcase August 7

Agricultural producers from farms of all sizes can get the latest information geared toward increasing their bottom lines at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Ag Showcase Aug. 7.  Read more

SANS alumnus receives NRCS appointment

SANS alumnus Ellis Collier (’16, general agriculture) was appointed to a leadership position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Read more

UMES graduate to research fish habitats in Chesapeake Bay through NOAA center

UMES graduate Glen Collins Jr. is returning as a fellow of the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center at UMES for an advanced degree in marine-estuarine environmental sciences. Read more

Climate-smart projects at UMES receive $2.7M in USDA funding

Agricultural researchers at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore were recently awarded $2.7 million over three years to fund four climate-smart projects and a pet food safety study. Read more

Climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices is focus of workshop

A free workshop May 28 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will take a look at research-based practices that can help mitigate climate related challenges. Read more

USDA veterinarian discusses poultry diseases at UMES seminar

Common poultry diseases on the Eastern Shore, including avian influenza, is the topic of a May 9 seminar that is free and open to the public at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Read more

Agribusiness graduate lands job with USDA in food and nutrition

Agribusiness graduate Jordan Frazier will work in food and nutrition at USDA after his graduation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 137th Spring Commencement. Read more

PFAS experts share experiences at UMES workshop

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosted a discussion on PFAS with representatives from federal and state agencies, researchers and Maine stakeholders April 25.  Read more

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.  Read more

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 with a Traveling Agritourism Workshop, slated for June 10. Read more

Shore youth experience eclipse through UMES 4-H STEM

“The solar eclipse provided a unique chance for youth in our community to learn about the sun, the moon and the science behind the phenomenon,” said Ariel Clay, UMES Extension 4-H STEM’s youth development specialist. Read more

Learn how to operate and maintain small engines and BCS machines

A May 1 workshop will be hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension’s Small Farm Program focused on operation and maintenance of small engine machines and the BCS two-wheel tractor. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

From the archives

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

Ag Showcase updates farmers on latest equipment and research

Chigbu appointed to Maryland Commission on Climate Change

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

Physics professor’s tutelage is a life-changer

UMES receives $1.35 million from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to help socially disadvantaged agricultural community capitalize on its grant programs

Braxton recognized by STEM non-profit as ‘Best Community Partner’

USDA senior advisor for racial equity to keynote UMES Small Farm Conference

UMES doctoral student’s research featured in PBS NOVA documentary

UMES physics professor to speak at prestigious institutions

Ivy League School Pursues UMES Student

UMES Extension collaborates on grazing strategies workshop

UMES 4-H STEM Festival slated for November 13

New genus of hooded shrimp discovered and named after UMES

Mid-Atlantic college students can apply to UMES summer internship

UMES receives $30 million to continue training a diverse NOAA workforce

UMES partners with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine to further strengthen pipeline of diverse students

Integrated Pest Management is key to protecting the Chesapeake Bay

UMES Extension workshop showcases 38 varieties of grapes that can be grown on Delmarva

UMES researcher uses CRISPR to combat fungal diseases in grapevines

Collaboration reaps FRUITS of their labor

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