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Shelby Atkins grew up on a farm in Calvert County, Maryland, and came to the Institute of Applied Agriculture to major in Agricultural Business Management . After completing her freshman year, Atkins...
Tyler Barnhart at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.
The Green Spring Valley Hunt Club of Owings Mills, Md., became a home for Turfgrass Management student Tyler Barnhart as he spent 3 months interning there this summer. “[Turf is] what I want to do...
Nathan Serway at FIRE Pathogens Lab internship
An internship is not only a monitored work experience, but also a way to test career interests and goals. For second-year student in Sustainable Agriculture at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (...
Second-year Sustainable Agriculture major Monica Martin decided that the farm life was not for her. Instead, she opted to work on a golf course. Coming from her hometown of Westminster, Md., Martin...
Bryson Spaulding, Ryan Smith, and Trent Wolfersberger
The Veterans Day holiday does not mean a day off for University of Maryland students. For most it probably seems like just another unexceptional day in class. But for many across campus and at the...
For January 2018, the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is offering a 10-session evening workshop, "Workplace Spanish." This workshop is designed to benefit any native English speaker who works...
Imagine being 4,753 miles away from home -- not for vacation, but for an internship. Frank Bohne, a second-year Sustainable Agriculture student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), spent...
Jessica Dumsha driving a tractor at Clagett Farm.
Ever been put to work when you thought you were going in for an interview? That’s exactly what happened to Sustainable Agriculture student Jessica Dumsha when she arrived at Clagett Farm , a working...
Smith with vetch that she helped to evaluate and later got to harvest.
Do you ever wonder which cover crop is most suitable to be grown in the state of Maryland? Current second-year Sustainable Agriculture major, Cameron Smith, spent her summer researching how to save...
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The summer after her freshman year at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), Ally Thomas, an Agricultural Business Management certificate student, began a new internship in the Landscape Design...
As a bright and excited Emily Novak entered the quaint, yet busy, Calleva Farm of Dickerson, MD, she quickly realized that the days ahead of her would be full of unforgettable experiences that would...
Stewardship of the land has long been ingrained into our culture. Whether from the stories of Adam and Eve living off the fruits from the Garden of Eden or the stories of humble shepherds rising to...
On a college campus where there is no shortage of brick buildings, concrete roads, and busy passersby, one small patch of lush color and greenery, tucked between two buildings, serves as not only a...
Conrad Mellin, a Landscape Management student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), spent his summer interning at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD. Mellin’s days began at 6:00 a.m. and...
A summer spent working 12 hours a day with no days off seems like a college student’s nightmare. But for Keaton Klee, a second-year Golf Course Management student from Bel Air, Md, it was fun. Klee...
“Working at Dogwood really opened my eyes to see all of the hard work that goes into properly caring for animals,” says Kaitlyn (Katie) Ardovini, an Agricultural Business Management student from...
Maryland weather is unpredictable, so a choosing to enter a weather-dependent career may seem risky. However, for Eric Spalt, a Golf Course Management major at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (...
Rebecca Bell, a hardworking and driven Sustainable Agriculture student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), spent her summer interning at Heyser Farms in Silver Spring, Md. Her days...
This past weekend, AGNR students had the opportunity to literally get their hands dirty – this time with engine grease. INAG199D Tractor Operation, Maintenance, and Safety is one of the IAA’s newest...
Last May, while many students at the University of Maryland were preparing to go home for the summer, Edwin Sanchez wasn’t moving back to his home in Montgomery County. Instead, the Honduras native...

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