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UMES Acquires Farm For Agricultural Research

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has acquired a 365-acre farm for use as an agricultural research facility.

The university officials say the university acquired the farm with a $1.55 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The farm will be used for crop and livestock research as well as studies in organic and sustainable farming, according to university officials. Environmental studies students will also use the new land, which is next to a Chesapeake Bay tributary.

The acquisition marks the first major expansion of the Princess Anne Campus since 2006, when UMES opened a marine research center. Later this year, the university will break ground on a new classroom building. That project is tentatively scheduled to be finished by 2015.

 

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