Nominations for 2012 Worrilow Award

September 21, 2011 under CANR News

Given in honor of the dean of the college from 1954 to 1965, the George M. Worrilow award recognizes a CANR alumnus who has made significant contributions professionally in an agriculture related field. Past honorees include producers, educators, and industry leaders. Three finalists are nominated for the award by a committee consisting of past award winners, and the Ag Alumni Board of Directors chooses one recipient annually.

Nominations are requested at this time. Please complete this nomination form (WorrilowAwardNominationForm) and provide a current resume or CV of the nominee to Maria Pautler at mpautler@udel.edu or UD/PLSC, 152 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716-2170 by Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Please feel free to email Maria with any questions.

The award will be presented at the Friends of Ag Breakfast in January 2012.

A list of past Worrilow Award recipients is available on the Ag Alumni website.

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Robin Morgan to step down as dean

September 19, 2011 under CANR News

Robin Morgan has announced that she will step down from her position as dean of the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the end of the 2011-12 academic year, when she completes her second five-year term as dean.  Morgan will return to the CANR faculty.

UD Provost Tom Apple will soon convene a search committee so that a new dean can be recruited during the current academic year.

“Robin Morgan’s excellent leadership has had a lasting effect on the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources, on the University and on the state of Delaware. Her work has truly shaped the college, and I’m happy that we will continue to benefit from her insights and dedication as she returns to our faculty,” Apple said.

During this time of transition, Morgan notes that CANR will continue to move forward on exciting and challenging tasks.

Morgan said, “New things are on the horizon for us during this next academic year. We must balance a challenging budget, assure the success of our new hires to the best of our ability, continue to win contracts and grants, recruit promising students into our programs, and do everything we can to reach out to the citizens of Delaware and beyond for the benefit of agriculture and our environment.”

“And, we must encourage everyone to visit the UDairy Creamery and eat ice cream,” she added with a smile.

Photo by Danielle Quigley

This article was originally posted on UDaily.

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Hurricane Irene: UDairy Creamery

August 26, 2011 under CANR News, Events

The UDairy Creamery will be CLOSED on Saturday, Sunday and possibly Monday due to Hurricane Irene. Please visit the creamery website and Facebook page for more information.

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Hurricane Irene: Carvel REC in Georgetown

August 26, 2011 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

The Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown will be closed from 2pm on Friday, August 26th through Monday, August 29th.  Due to possible power outages, updates to this schedule will be made available via their main phone line at 302-856-7303.

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Livestock, Animal Preparations for Hurricane Irene

August 25, 2011 under CANR News

Livestock experts from the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Delaware Department of Agriculture are encouraging livestock and animal owners to consider preparations for Hurricane Irene.  Updates will be posted here on CANR Connect and on the DDA homepage.

DDA has issued this press release in regards to livestock preparations: http://dda.delaware.gov/pressrel/2011/082511_HurricaneLivestock.pdf

Information for poultry growers is posted here: http://dda.delaware.gov/pressrel/2011/082511_Hurricane-DPI.pdf

Tips for companion animal (pet) owners is available here: http://dda.delaware.gov/pressrel/2011/082211_HurricaneSeasonPets.pdf

EQUINE

The Delaware State Fair is accepting horses for sheltering during the hurricane. There are a limited number of stalls, so you must call ahead prior to taking your horse(s).  FAIRGROUNDS PHONE NUMBER    302-398-3269  EXTENSION 203

Horse owners with low-lying pastures or barns or who expect flooding may consider moving horses off their property. If you are not expecting flooding of your animal area, or if you have high ground to which you can move your horses, please consider sheltering the horses in place (where they normally live).  If your horses are housed near coastal waters, and you are thinking about evacuating your home, you must call the fairgrounds BEFORE loading your horses.

The fairgrounds will be providing only stalls for the horses that are shelterd there. If you call the fairgrounds and they have room for your horse, you must bring your own bedding and feed for your horses. There will not be any feed or bedding at the fairgrounds for you to use.

If you wish to stay at the fairgrounds, that will be allowed. You will need to arrange your own care for your horses. There will not be anyone at the fairgrounds to care for your horses. You will need to take care of your own horses by giving them feed, bedding, and water every day. If you do not have anyone to care for your horses at the fairgrounds, DO NOT take them to the fairgrounds.

Additional equine resources will be posted and updated on UD’s Extension Equine blog.

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Fresh milk

July 20, 2011 under CANR News

For the first time, milk produced by the dairy herd on the University of Delaware campus is being distributed on campus.

The distribution comes thanks to a partnership between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and Hy-Point Dairy of Wilmington, Del., which is the sole distributor of UD-produced milk.

Since June, all of the milk produced by the University’s 100-head dairy herd has been sent to Hy-Point and, for the first time, the milk produced on campus has been distributed back to the University community.

Hy-Point Dairy is owned by Jay Meany, a 1981 graduate of CANR, and has long been an established partner in UD’s dairy initiatives.  The Meany family includes several UD alumni, including not only Jay Meany but also Jessica Meany, a 2007 CANR graduate, and Dan Meany, a 2009 CANR graduate.

“We all take pride in our connection with UD, both as alumni and business partners,” said Dan Meany, who was also a member of the original business plan team for the UDairy Creamery in 2008. “Hy-Point continues to be dedicated to the development, establishment and overall progress of dairy initiatives at the University.”

From assisting with the initial business plan to providing countless hours of support and advice on planning and implementation efforts, the Meany family and others at Hy-Point have been instrumental in the overall success of the UDairy Creamery.

The milk distributed by Hy-Point will be sold in all of the on-campus markets and provided in the dining halls. And it will continue to be used for UDairy ice cream.

“We are fully-committed to local purchasing when possible and this new agreement with UD and Hy-Point will bring important sustainable efforts full-circle,” said Robin Moore, director of operations for dining services.

The UD dairy, located on the 350-acre CANR complex in Newark, not only provides milk for the University but also serves as a living laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students.

“Our college is very happy to enter into this partnership with Hy-Point, a local business that has been extremely supportive to us, especially in our efforts to start the UDairy Creamery,” said Tom Sims, deputy dean of CANR and the T.A. Baker Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry. “Our new cooperation with Hy-Point will allow students, faculty and staff at UD to enjoy locally-produced milk from our dairy every day. This is consistent with our college’s efforts to not only teach but demonstrate the principles of agricultural sustainability to our students.”

Read the full article on UDaily by clicking here.

To learn more about CANR’s dairy research program, visit the website.

Learn more about the UDairy Creamery at this website.

Article by Rachael Dubinsky

Photo by Danielle Quigley

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Do you YouTube?

May 16, 2011 under CANR News

If you’re surfing the latest viral video over on YouTube, be sure to take a moment and visit CANR’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/udcanr.  Check out our uploads including the ribbon cutting for the UDairy Creamery, highlights from Ag Day, planting the Garden for the Community and more, or visit our “favorite” to check out videos about our majors from UD Admissions and the Longwood Graduate Program’s travels abroad.

Are you interesting in having a video posted on our official page?  Email CANR Communications Manager, Katy O’Connell at kvo@udel.edu.

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