December 12

At the 2020 Great Lakes Expo, held virtually December 9-11, 2020, Jon Clements submitted four posters during the virtual poster session:

 OrchardWatch: How is the Orchard Feeling Today (Jon Clements, Daniel Cooley, Paul O'Connor, and James Krupa)

March 1

The Year Without a Summer: 4-H Projects in a Pandemic


January 4

To promote 4-H and have a little fun, cut out Charlee Clover (find his full size in the PDF) and take photos of him interacting in your 4-H activities and celebrating the holidays.  Here is what to do:

While teaching a nutrition program series, Dhruti Patel, family and consumer sciences faculty with the University of Maryland Extension (UME), was approached by a single mother with three children. The last thing this mom wanted to think about is putting nutritious food on the plate for her or her children -- she just doesn’t have time, according to Patel. This mom holds three jobs, has a household to run, and a “healthy meal” doesn’t rank as a priority.

University of Maryland Extension (UME) has been working tirelessly during the pandemic to assist Marylanders, helping them to manage stress and create resiliency in their personal lives, their communities, and their businesses. Bonnie Braun, professor emerita in the Family and Consumer Sciences program at UME recently developed a guidebook, alongside Maria Pippidis of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, to help Extension educators build resilience thinking into their agricultural programming. 

COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- A new texting service, developed by University of Maryland Extension Family & Consumer Sciences intern Rebecca Ajiboye, delivers self-care advice to remind caregivers and health service workers to give themselves the same level of care they provide for others.

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7 Fundamentals for Antibiotic-free Poultry Growing

This article is reprinted with permission from

Growers working in an antibiotic-free environment must focus on the fundamental principles of broiler husbandry to maximize success.

As part of the virtual Midwest Poultry Federation Convention, held on August 12 and 13, 2020, Dr. Jon Moyle, an extension poultry specialist at the University of Maryland, identified seven basic principles for success:

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PorkBridge educational program begins Feb. 4 and offers insight from many experts, including Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

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