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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...
Marco Carlucci at Sheridan Street Community Garden
Oohs and aahs were common sounds that Marco Carlucci heard when he led school-aged children on insect-collecting tours last summer. Carlucci, an Ornamental Horticulture student at the University of...
Imagine being a college sophomore and performing a necropsy on a cat for course credit. Institute of Applied Agriculture student Victoria Bryant did just that, during her summer internship at...
Taking care of 30 dogs every day is no easy task, but Institute of Applied Agriculture student Maggie Popp accepted the challenge for her summer internship. A second-year in the Agricultural Business...
Apply anytime to the Institute of Applied Agriculture.
Did You Know? The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) offers rolling admissions. That means no deadline to apply ! The IAA is a 60-credit, two-year academic certificate program in the College of...
Jade Loewenstein at MedImmune
Think of all the medicines you take each day. Every pill, syrup, treatment, and medical advancement went through a research facility where it was created, tested, and eventually approved through the...
Joi Drake interned at Real Food Farm in Baltimore, Md.
Joyce Drake, a passionate Sustainable Agriculture student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture, spent her summer guarding compost piles from pests and navigating the streets of Baltimore City in a...
Collegiate Farm Bureau at the University of Maryland
On November 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. , the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) will host a kickoff meeting for the Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter at the University of Maryland. IAA Lecturer Larisa...
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Imagine a typical day at work during a thunderstorm. Most people may hardly notice the rain and occasional claps of thunder from the comfort of their workspaces. Through office windows, they may...
Evan Richter of Annapolis got his first outdoor job in high school caring for the grounds at Kinder Park and Farm in Millersville, MD. As he mowed and lined sports fields, he realized his...

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