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  • UMES Extension Offers Family Fun on the Farm

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 5, 2019) - The Eastern Shore community is invited to attend a pair of UMES farm field days slated for Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UMES Demonstration and Education Farm.  While registration is required, the event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. > more  

    Another Specialty Herbs Workshop In the Making

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 5, 2019) - UMES Extension presents another opportunity for farmers, gardeners and everyone in between to interact with Dr. Nadine Burton and Habanera Farm’s Henriette den Ouden during its next Growing Specialty Herbs workshop.  The two-hour event starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, on the UMES Education and Demonstration Farm on Stewart Neck Road.  > more


    Khoza Receives Award for Excellence in International Education

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 31, 2019) - Dr. Lombuso Khoza was recently awarded the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Seal of Excellence award due to the UMES Center for International Education’s success with study abroad. > more


    University System of Maryland Honors Parveen

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 31, 2019) - Dr. Salina Parveen, UMES professor of food science and technology, has been awarded the University System of Maryland (USM) Regent’s Faculty Award. She received the USM’s highest honor for her research, which is aimed at improving the safety and quality of seafood. > more


    UMES Extension Holds Specialty Herbs Workshop

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 15, 2019) - UMES Extension, in collaboration with Habanera Farms, will hold a specialty herb garden workshop on Saturday, April 6, at the UMES Demonstration Farm. The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at 10789 Stewart Neck Road. > more



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    Business & Legal Considerations for Your Farm Workshop

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (January 25, 2018) – A winter workshop for farmers with business and/or legal concerns is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, in the Richard A. Henson Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  . . . more


    Fruit Tree Pruning Instruction from the Experts

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (January 25, 2018) – University of Maryland Extension educators are preparing to offer an informative fruit tree pruning workshop on Saturday, February 17, on the UMES campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The workshop is reserved for the novice as well as for experienced tree planters. 

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    Late January Year-round Grazing Workshop

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (December 20, 2017) - How do you go about developing a winter grazing system?  That will be the focus of a workshop, to be held January 25 and 27, 2018, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).  The theme is Year-Round Grazing – From Pasture Establishment to Grazing Management and Soil Health. Dr. Chris Teutsch is the featured speaker.  . . . more


    UMES Partners with National 4-H Council and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Empower Youth in Creating Healthier Communities

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -  (October 12, 2017) – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) has been selected as one of five land-grant universities (LGUs) to partner with National 4-H Council (Council) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s largest health philanthropy, to improve health in local communities over the next two years. UMES is among the many LGUs that will work on this partnership over the next ten years to build a culture of health in 1,000 communities across the nation. . . . more


    UMES Ag Field Day will offer year round benefits

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (September 27, 2017) – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the place to be on Saturday, October 7.  Ag Field Day begins at 9 a.m. with registration at the farm building.  Informational displays, wagon rides, an apple orchard visit and an exciting opportunity for middle school, high school and college students as well as adults will all be a part of the family fun.  While pre-registration is required, the event is free and open to the community. . . . more


    Small Farm Conference to offer two informational days


    PRINCESS ANNE, MD  – (September 25, 2017) - The 14th annual Small Farm Conference promises a wide variety of informational sessions and top-of-the-line speakers beginning Friday, November 2, on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. . . . more

    UMES invites area high school students to Minorities in Agriculture Leadership Institute 

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (September 11, 2017) – The Fourth Annual Junior Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Leadership Institute returns to Princess Anne on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is pleased to invite local students in grades 9-12 to campus for this exceptional, two-day professional development and experiential learning opportunity featuring some of the top agricultural and natural resources entities from academia, industry and government. The theme for this year’s institute is Natural Resources and Sustainability. . . . more


    UMES research team to aid the learning process

    Princess Anne, MD – (May 17, 2017) – A team of UMES researchers propose to improve the success rate of students who take physics courses.  Led by Dr. Kausik S. Das, the team has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve student engagement and retention and to invigorate innovation through physics instruction and undergraduate capstone research projects.  They suggest that science and engineering students will collaborate effectively in a group environment, grow intellectually and make original discoveries. . . . more


    UMES Celebrates Opening of Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (October 07, 2016) – A new center on the UMES campus has a vision to bridge the gap between agriculture and applied economics to benefit the agriculture community on the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond. In honor of its launch, the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will host a symposium to discuss key topics related to agriculture, business and research. . . . more


    SANS Seminar Series Commences with Food Security Talk 

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (January 29) - The School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (SANS) Seminar Series continues on Thursday, February 6, at 4 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center, Room 1116. Dr. Shanthu Shantharam begins the semester’s weekly presentations with his talk, “Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in the 21st Century Will Need Modern Biotech Crops.” . . . more