University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s New Effort to Aid Farmers

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Agriculture and Extension programsThe University of Maryland Eastern Shore is joining with the University of Maryland in College Park and the University of Maryland in Baltimore to form the Maryland Agricultural Law Education Initiative. The new initiative will assess the legal needs of the state’s farm families and assist them in meeting these needs.

There are approximately 12,800 farmers in Maryland. Among the issues that the initiative will focus on are environmental compliance, regulatory matters, estate planning, and crop insurance.

Moses Kairo_FAMUMoses K. Kairo, dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, stated, “Providing support to family farms is at the core of our mission as a land-grant institution and the university is bringing its expertise to the table, which we think will be beneficial.”

Dr. Kairo became dean last year. He previously served on the faculty at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Dr. Kairo is a graduate of the University of Nairobi in Kenya, where he majored in zoology. He holds a master’s degree in applied entomology from Imperial College of London and a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of London.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

North Carolina A&T State University Mounts Effort to Educate Heirs Property Owners

Heirs property is land passed down through a family, often over multiple generations and to numerous descendants, without the use of wills or probate courts. In North Carolina, the value of land owned as heirs property is estimated at nearly $1.9 billion. Heirs property is disproportionately held by Black landowners.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

New Legislation Aims to Boost Entrepreneurial Efforts of HBCU Students

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) has introduced the Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act, bipartisan legislation that creates a grant program with the Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs at minority-serving institutions like historically Black colleges and universities.

Featured Jobs