UMD Extension Specialist Awarded Funds from NOAA to Help Potential Aquaculture Business Owners Thrive and Generate Profit

New start-up and potential aquaculture farmers will soon have use of an online business planning tool that will provide foresight into their likelihood of success. Matt Parker, aquaculture business specialist with the University of Maryland Extension (UME), was awarded over $100K by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant to build the web-based tool.

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University of Maryland Agricultural Law Specialist to Lead Research into Risk Mitigation for Commercial Hemp Producers

Senior faculty specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Paul Goeringer is leading a team of researchers and Extension specialists in an analysis of risk management tools and the development of educational outreach materials for small and medium-sized farmers interested in transitioning to growing industrial hemp.

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Garden Gateway Into The Past

Throughout 2020, University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Sherry Frick worked with the Jane Gates Heritage Foundation to design and build educational gardens for the historic home-turned-museum and community center. During the installation, Frick and Foundation President Sukh Gates, discovered a legacy plant on the property, unlocking clues and opening a gateway into the life of Jane Gates, a previously enslaved woman who bought the Cumberland, Md. property for $1,400 (equivalent to $29,000 today) in 1871.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Wellness Education

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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UME Educators Produce New mindfulness Instruction Guide

Extension educators in nutrition, wellness and youth development collaborated to create a new mindfulness instruction guide. The new Mindfulness Activity Guide for Adults, is a full educational program designed to teach people about reducing stress and maintaining a healthy well-being, providing the breadth and depth for those interested in teaching and instruction, as well as incorporating those techniques into their everyday lives.

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Building Resilience in Maryland

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. 

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