College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Special Event

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...

Exam Relief Days at the IAA

Tuesday, May. 16 (All day) to Wednesday, May. 17 (All day)
Jull Hall, Room 2120 (Conference Room)
Indulge in free snacks and caffeine as you power through final exams. Exam Relief Days, or E.R. Days, are a regular tradition at the IAA to help reinvigorate students during finals week. Treat yourself!

Agriculture Innovation to Commercialization: Final Round!

Wednesday, Apr. 19,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
3121 Symons Hall
The Agriculture Innovation to Commercialization (AgI2C) Competition promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture, natural resources, and sustainability. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) has partnered with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Academy for...

Impromptu in the Garden

Tuesday, Apr. 18,
5:00am to 6:00pm
UMD Community Learning Garden (between Eppley Rec Center and the School of Public Health)
You are invited to attend Impromptu in the Garden , an event that celebrates UMD's Fearless Ideas theme and our fearless students taking INAG 110: Oral Communication . These brave students will choose blindly from Oral Comm lecturer Tony Pagnotti's magic hat of topics, and hilarity will ensue as...

IAA Graduation Celebration

Saturday, May. 20,
11:30am to 1:30pm
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
This event is by invitation only. Congratulations to the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) class of 2016! Please join the IAA for our pre-graduation brunch and celebration on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center . After brunch, you are...

Retirement Party for Dr. J. Kevin Mathias

Thursday, Jun. 8,
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Riggs Alumni Center
Doc is Retiring! You're invited to attend a retirement party honoring Dr. J. Kevin Mathias' numerous accomplishments over 38 years at the Institute of Applied Agriculture. The reception will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. There is no cost for the...

2017 Shields Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, May. 12,
8:30am to 5:00pm
Glenn Dale Golf Club
The 38 th annual Shields Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Glenn Dale Golf Club on May 12, 2017. As always, the Shields families welcome and extend their warm hospitality to this year’s players. This year’s tournament continues to recognize the involvement of the Shields families in Maryland...

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...

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