Users are invited to virtually tour AGNR's off-campus research and education centers

July 19, 2022

A new interactive virtual reality experience highlighting the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources’ (AGNR) off-campus assets is available, designed to educate researchers, students, and the public about applied research and available community assistance throughout Maryland. 

Dubbed the Center for Excellence in Animal and Crop Production (CECAP), the online platform denotes AGNR’s eight Research and Education Centers (RECs), as well as the University of Maryland Extension offices in each county. The Center provides a dynamic look at current research projects happening across Maryland, lead investigators, and other hosted programs, using photos, videos, links and other materials. 

Viewers can get a quick overview of the RECs through a virtual tour experience or, with just a few simple clicks, dive deep into current research and extension programs. Each REC is unique in its features and offerings, but all REC pages have links to staff directories, center websites, media (pictures and videos), and contact information. Visitors are encouraged to return to the Center frequently to learn about the current year's research projects, events, and publications. 

CECAP can be accessed at This project was developed and funded by the AGNR “Advance Innovative, Profitable, and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems” Strategic Initiatives Team.