College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture


Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: Urban Agriculture - More than Community Gardens and Urban Farms

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Michelle Nelson of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) will join us to talk about trends and innovations in urban agriculture. Watch online: Urban Agriculture: More than Community Gardens and Urban Farms Listen to the recording, here ! To...

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: All are Fed at the Farm

Tuesday, Apr. 3, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Farming 4 Hunger (F4H) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2012 to serve those in need of fresh food in Southern Maryland. The organization grows and distributes over a million pounds of locally grown, fresh food each year. Bernie Fowler Jr., founder, had a vision through his own...

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: Building Successful Food Businesses

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
This panel presentation highlights two local organizations that support budding food entrepreneurs through incubator kitchens. Union Kitchen in Washington, DC offers an exciting Food Accelerator program to scale businesses for success, and the new Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen is...

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: Mapping Food Security in Maryland

Tuesday, Mar. 13, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
This talk will demonstrate an exciting tool known as the Maryland Food System Map and discuss the health and policy implications of the local food system. The Maryland Food System Map Project looks at the local food system geographically. The goal is to spur improvements in the food system by...

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: The Sustainability of Food Safety

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
As food safety regulations roll out, farms are starting to implement new practices and procedures. What are the sustainability implications of these changes? Dr. Micallef is UMD’s resident expert on the microbiological safety of fresh produce and is also involved in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP...

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: Past Meets Present on Maryland’s Living History Farms

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
This panel presentation brings the managers of two farms that depict historical farm operations and social conditions of the times. The Button Farm Living History Center is the main project of The Menare Foundation. Set on 40-pristine acres inside Seneca Creek State Park in Germantown, MD, Button...

Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays: Drivers of Honey Bee Colony Losses

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
The first lecture of the year brings one of UMD’s own world experts in to speak on a topic of great concern: the plight of the honey bee. Dr. vanEngelsdorp will share his most recent findings on threats to this critical pollinator. Listen to...

"Ask a Farmer" Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Atrium, Stamp Student Union
Ever wonder whether organic farming is a sustainable way of feeding the growing world population? Or whether animal welfare is taken into account on production farms? Now you have the opportunity to engage with local farmers as they address these and many other questions about their operations...

Internship Workshop 2019

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Dear IAA Students: Are you looking forward to your summer internship? Now is the time to begin looking for and lining up your internship experience. If you plan to complete your internship this summer, please attend this free workshop on February 19: IAA Internship Workshop Tuesday, February 19,...

Certificate-Seeking New Student Orientation 8/16

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Welcome, new Terps! Congratulations and welcome to campus, first-year IAA Terps! We are excited to have you as a new student in our program. At New Student Orientation , you will meet your advisor, get to know other students, register for classes, and obtain a University photo ID card. All incoming...


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