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“Explosives for the Environment” sounds like an oxymoron, but Institute of Applied Agriculture student, Caroline Trossbach thinks it sounds like an ideal solution to cover crop seeding. Trossbach, a...
The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is excited to host the first ever Southern Maryland Ag Marketing Conference on Saturday, March 30th at the College of Southern...
Institute of Applied Agriculture instructors are kicking applied learning up a notch— and students benefit by becoming real-life consultants, integrating classroom learning with real-world needs. Two...
Each semester students who complete 12 or more credits with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher are awarded the Dean’s List designation. Being a member of the Dean’s List demonstrates a strong academic...
As Ground Hog’s Day approaches this year, I feel a strong connection to Punxsutawney Phil. No, not because I have not decided burrow destructive tunnels to annoy farmers and homeowners. But because...
Scott Hebert may have graduated from the IAA in May 2016, but he hasn’t stopped learning. In fact, he’s in an applied graduate program of sorts for golf industry leaders, the Quail Institute...
Continuing a tradition that began in 2011, two years after the IAA admitted its first Sports Turf majors, UMD students attended the Sports Turf Managers Association annual conference in Phoenix, AZ...
Cam Bell, a second-year Agricultural Business Management major at the Institute of Applied Agriculture, plans to own and operate a pig farm which led him to intern at Lippy Brother’s Inc. Located...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture’s annual Turkey Bowl features a flag football game followed by a grand thanksgiving feast before students go on Thanksgiving break! On November 12, 2018, IAA...
Nineteen-year-old James Hastings is a native of Hurlock, Maryland, located on the Eastern Shore. An agricultural business major in the Institute of Applied Agriculture at University of Maryland...
Some people spend their summers at the beach, and others spend them in the barn. Rachel Heeley’s summer was spent in the barn, caring for horses and learning how to manage an equine facility. Her...
Meet Jack Wavering, an IAA student who interned on the largest crop farm in Maryland during the summer of 2018. Wavering is in his second year studying Agricultural Business Management at the...
Jacob Bialk is a student at the University of Maryland studying Agricultural Business Management through the Institute of Applied Agriculture. He is a second-year student who plans to graduate in the...
Small Farms, Big Impacts
A huge thank you to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Small Farms Conference for sponsoring three of our current students to attend the 15th Annual Small Farms Conference! They had the...
While most students were packing up their things and getting ready for all of their summer adventures, Brandy Walterhoefer was getting ready to spend her summer here, at College Park, as an intern...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites applications for 9-month Oral Communication Lecturer position, to teach an oral communication course to undergraduate students at the University of...
Over the summer, IAA student, Mason Loskot interned at a small local dairy farm, where he learned what it meant to milk 150 cows twice a day. Loskot, a second-year student majoring in Agriculture...
Many people dream of owning their own business. They seek freedom, a sense of accomplishment, and self-sufficiency. Mason Banner, a Sustainable Agriculture major at the Institute of Applied...
The animal health care industry centers around the love that animal owners have for their pets. Fundamentally, the industry is built upon the relationships that people maintain with their companions...
Raised by University of Maryland Agronomist Mark Sultenfuss, Luke Sultenfuss grew up on the family farm in Centreville, MD, and inherited his father’s passion for agronomy. In addition to working on...

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