College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Lecture/Seminar

Ag Forward New Student Orientation 6/19/2018

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 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...

Certificate-Seeking New Student Orientation 6/20/2018

Wednesday, Jun. 20, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
All certificate-seeking IAA students are required to attend and participate in New Student Orientation. Participants are required to remain for the entirety of the Orientation. To prepare for your visit ahead of time, download an IAA Orientation Checklist . New students must complete an...

Transfer Admission Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
If you are a current IAA student who is ready to apply to transfer into a 4-year AGNR program, please attend this helpful workshop. This spring, the University of Maryland is implementing a new online application system. For your convenience, please create an account prior to the transfer workshop...

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...

History on the Half Shell: The Decline and Restoration of Maryland Oysters

Tuesday, May. 2, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Donald Webster is a Commercial Aquaculture Regional Specialist with University of Maryland Extension . He will discuss the history of the oyster industry, including periods of decline and recent efforts to rebuild using hatchery technology. He will also cover basic oyster biology, the operation of...

Starting a Sustainable Farm

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Are you curious about starting your own farm? Interested in the use of sustainable agricultural practices? With enterprise selection, financing, credit, land access, business management, and more to consider, it can be challenging to make the first move. Ben ( University of Maryland Extension ) and...

Fermentation Demo and the Local Food Movement

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Co-Owners and lead Food Alchemists of HEX Ferments , a Baltimore based fermented foods company, will share how they got started, why they work with local organic growers and why it is important to strengthen the local foodshed. They will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut and kombucha while talking...

Regulatory Pathways for Genetically Engineered Organisms

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Kate and Bill will share the work they do at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). They will focus on the USDA’s regulatory pathway for genetically engineered (GE) prganisms and the...

Cannabis Production as a Local Agricultural Enterprise

Tuesday, Mar. 14, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
With legalization underway in many states, how does cannabis production fit into the overall scene of sustainable agriculture? Natalie ( Buds Organic ) will discuss cannabis as an up-and-coming legal enterprise, its value in the overall economy, and sustainable or organic production methods. She...

Sustainable Agriculture's Role in Saving the Chesapeake Bay

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Rob's ( Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Maryland Grazers Network ) talk will cover descriptions of joint efforts between CBF , University of Maryland Extension , Natural Resources Conservation Service , and local livestock farmers to manage agricultural runoff and enhance farm viability. The Grazers...

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