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The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), an academic unit of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland (UMD), invites alumni, families and prospective students...
The IAA’s fourth annual Impromptu in the Garden public speaking contest was not graced with warm, sunny weather—but contestants and audience members alike braved the cold to listen as the eleven...
Institute of Applied Agriculture Director, Glori Hyman stood atop a College Park bench addressing 30 ninth grade visitors from Carroll County. "How many of you are considering a career in agriculture...
Becky Jones, a devoted, ambitious, passionate student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), has been recognized as the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Outstanding Student in...
Sustainable food production and animal welfare were just two of the many topics covered during the “Ask-A-Farmer” panel discussion organized by the Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter at the University of...
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You're invited to an Open House! Whether you have already applied to our program or are still exploring your options, we invite you to meet us for an Open House in Jull Hall on March 30, 2018. Seats...
Chris Weaver of Weaver Farms in Carroll County, Maryland.
The 325-acre Weaver Farm located in Carroll County has deep roots with the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA). Chris, IAA class of ’99, and his father Richard, class of ’72, own and operate the...
“Communication” probably isn’t the first topic that comes to mind when you think of academics at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA). Most folks are surprised to discover that nine of IAA’s 14...
Nicolas Tardif with Terrapin Tea at the MD Food Co-op.
Feeling stressed? Looking for that perfect gift? Terrapin Tea has you covered! For a limited time, shoppers at the MD Food Co-op in the Stamp Student Union can buy packets of relaxing, organic herbal...
University of Maryland team places top three at STMA Student Challenge.
As the Institute of Applied Agriculture’s (IAA) new Turfgrass advisor, Geoff Rinehart faced his first big test as the new coach for the turf teams. For 38 years, Dr. Kevin Mathias advised the IAA’s...
UMD Turf Club at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens.
Extracurricular opportunities are an important aspect to the college experience and can provide benefits to students as they build camaraderie among their peers, participate in field trips that might...
What do job seekers and career changers love about the Institute of Applied Agriculture? To find out, we asked some of our own students. Watch this video to learn how Meg Smolinski, Trent...
Enhance your knowledge of landscape management and turfgrass science. This spring, the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is offering its Pesticide Use and Safety workshop course in a 15-week...
Open House at the Institute of Applied Agriculture
Join us for an Open House We are opening our doors and hosting TWO Open Houses at the IAA this Spring. Register to join us for one or both Open Houses, on February 19 and March 30, 2018. The...
Many people wonder what it would be like to be a business owner and have responsibilities dealing with customer service, marketing, and safety. But for second-year Institute of Applied Agriculture (...
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...

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