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AGNR Institute of Applied Agriculture class of 2017
“The IAA literally changed my life,” Joyce Drake told her fellow graduates as she spoke from the heart at this year’s pre-graduation celebration on May 20, at the College Park Marriott. Drake, one of...
Kevin Mathias’s first day at his new job at the Institute of Applied Agriculture came shortly after New Year’s Day in 1979. This auspicious beginning for the young lecturer was initially met with...
An Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) alumnus once described Roy Walls as a “big boy scout,” which aptly fits his trustworthy, prepared, and helpful nature. This year, the Student Council of the...
Agriculture students typically don’t think of themselves as innovators or entrepreneurs, but a group of Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) freshmen and a new College of Agriculture and Natural...
Lillian “Lilli” Kahl may not be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound; yet the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA)...
The following exceptional students were awarded scholarships through the IAA for the Spring 2017 semester: Cecil Massie Scholarship Kossi Bassinan Sustainable Agriculture Gaithersburg, MD TESCO...
While most students at the University of Maryland (UMD) made a Spring Break beeline to the beach, Institute of Applied Agriculture student Becky Jones and her three determined colleagues traveled to...
In 2014, when Julia Thomé graduated from the Institute of Applied Agriculture with her Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture, she was named the IAA’s Outstanding Student. Three years later, she...
When enrolling at the Institute of Applied Agriculture , many sports turf students dream of being offered a job at a well-known stadium: M&T Bank Stadium, Nationals Park, Camden Yards, or...
Are you interested in topics relating to sustainability? Curious about the role of agriculture in environmental, social, and economic issues - including the food you eat? You are invited to the...
UMD Gardening Spring Workshop
UMD Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop Series Garden your way through 2017 with this series of free workshops at UMD! All four events are free and open to the public. >>Download flyer of...
Congratulations to the winners of the Edward M. Bowman Family Scholarship for Spring 2017: Cameron Smith, Emily Novak, and Rebecka (Becky) Jones. The Edward M. Bowman Family Scholarship is awarded to...
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For 10 years, Meg Smolinski worked as an executive assistant with Smithsonian Associates. Working for the largest museum-based education program in the world put Meg in an environment where a career...
You're invited to an Open House at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA)! Learn about our areas of study , get to know faculty and staff, and tour agricultural facilities on campus. Open House...
Launching Successful Careers for Latino Professionals
On January 11, 2017, several dozens of Latino professionals from the landscaping, horticulture, and golf course industries gathered at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) to attend an...
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Early this month, instructor Roy Walls had what his Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) students could consider an excused absence that was more than four decades in the making. He was thousands...
Less than a month after establishing the first Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter at the University of Maryland, students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources competed in the Collegiate...
For as long as he can remember, James Thomas has wanted to be a farmer. This summer, he got to fulfill a part of that dream by working as an intern at My Lady’s Manor Farm in Monkton, Maryland. My...
“I had always known agriculture was labor intensive, but compared to my previous experiences, Moutoux really put the 'intense' in intensive,” said Becky Remsberg in describing her summer internship...
The Legend at Pearlstone During his first day harvesting beets at Pearlstone Farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) student Benjamin Prigg became very sunburned. On...

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