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Updated: October 18, 2021

Watering Seeds of Change with Rainwater

his fact sheet describes an innovative rainwater harvesting system used to irrigate produce at the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs' garden in Frederick, Maryland. The rainwater harvesting system has diverted stormwater, increased food security, and improved well being in the community.
Updated: October 18, 2021

Why Extension Abroad Matters at Home A Fact Sheet for Extension Specialists and Leaders1

This Fact Sheet highlights the ways in which Cooperative Extension at U.S. Land Grant Institutions benefits from and contributes to efforts towards global food security through knowledge and technology transfer, innovative leadership, cultural exchange, and institutional capacity building.
Updated: September 21, 2021

Protecting Your Mental and Emotional Health From Coronavirus

During a pandemic, empower yourself and help remove the stigma related to mental and emotional health needs through education.
Updated: September 21, 2021

How Can Growers Determine Apple Fruit Maturity and Optimal Harvest Dates?

Independent of the target market of your apples, estimating optimum harvest dates is critical not only for scheduling labor, but also to ensure a high-quality product.
Updated: September 9, 2021

Sickness Behavior in Chickens

Chickens of all types use vocalizations to communicate with each other and express their needs. We can gain insight into chicken health, behavior, and overall welfare by understanding how and why chickens vocalize.
Updated: September 15, 2021

Relationships Between Chicken Vocalizations and Health, Behavior, and Welfare

Chickens of all types use vocalizations to communicate with each other and express their needs. We can gain insight into chicken health, behavior, and overall welfare by understanding how and why chickens vocalize.
Updated: August 18, 2021

El Pez Bagre azul en la bahía de Che sapeake: ¡Invasor, pero delicioso y nutritivo!

Blue Catfish has a slate blue body with smooth skin, a silverwhite belly and four pairs of black, whisker-like barbels around its mouth. Its smooth skin lacks scales. Adults usually grow to be less than two feet long but can be up to five feet and weigh more than 100 pounds.
Updated: August 23, 2021

What Happens after Phragmites is Killed?

Non-native Phragmites australis can negatively impact wetlands by altering hydrology, displacing plants and animals, and increasing fire potential. Researchers are trying to understand if eradicating Phragmites without replanting the marsh with native plants can result in negative impacts to the marsh.
Updated: August 3, 2021

Continuing Extension Programming During a Pandemic: University of Maryland Extension Adapts to Dynamic Learning

During 2020, the COVID 19 Pandemic forced University of Maryland Extension (UME) into teleworking. Although UME offices were closed, programming continued. To support staff and faculty in programming for the general public, a rapid response group was assembled to address distance learning and teaching needs. Faculty and staff insights of the experience are shared which could have implications on future Extension programming approaches.
Updated: August 2, 2021

Incorporating the Essential Elements of 4-H into Online Environments through Virtual Activity Clubs

4-H virtual activity clubs meet over the internet to provide a focused learning experience on a single topic for a short period of time. This fact sheet provides guidance on creating a high quality experience to engage youth and incorporate the essential elements of 4-H into online environments.