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The Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Sciences prepares students to make significant, positive contributions to the food and agricultural sciences through learning, discovery, and engagement. Students are provided with experiential learning opportunities through our state-of-the-art research, education, and farm facilities. This active learning environment prepares students for careers in veterinary medicine, animal management and production, agricultural education, plant breeding and biotechnology, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape design, water quality, nutrient management, food and fiber processing, natural resource sciences, food safety, marketing and management, international trade and development, and economic research. The department offers two undergraduate degrees: Agribusiness and General Agriculture. General Agriculture has four concentrations: Agricultural Education, Plant and Soil Science, Animal and Poultry Science /Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Agricultural Studies. We offer two graduate degrees: M.S. in Food and Agricultural Sciences and Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology.


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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy. Since that time, it has grown into what is now a sprawling 1,100 acre campus tucked into Maryland’s beautiful lower Eastern Shore. Our tradition is that of a land-grant, historically black college that welcomes a diverse student body from nearly 30 countries. UMES currently offers undergraduate degrees in 26 disciplines and graduate degrees in nearly a dozen more. The university provides our students an opportunity to develop into well-rounded individuals prepared to assume leadership in today’s society.
       


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