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We would like to extend an invitation to the IAA’s Tree Planting Ceremony that is set to take place on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Upon graduation, the IAA class of 2014 donated funds to purchase a...
Congratulations to IAA students who won scholarships for Fall 2014. Some of IAA’s brightest students were awarded a cumulative $10,300 in scholarship funding to put toward their academic careers. The...
Hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, chips, dip, and fellowship are staples of any Labor Day—this is true, but these were also staples of the IAA (Institute of Applied Agriculture) picnic and semester...
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 19th, the six parking spaces in front of Cole Field House underwent a very unique kind of construction. While the rest of Campus Drive was preparing to...
Whether it’s entertaining pups in doggie daycare, processing hundreds of tons of seed, or maintaining a golf course in Alaska, IAA students are up to interesting things every summer. And what better...
The IAA congratulates alumnus Bryan Harris (1995) on being selected Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Implementation Coordinator with the Nutrient Management Program. In his new position,...
Friday, September 5, students from all different colleges and residence halls came together to take part in the “Green Dorm Room Project” at Jull Hall. The plan was simple: students were asked to...
Friday, September 5, students from all different colleges and residence halls came together to take part in the “Green Dorm Room Project” at Jull Hall. The plan was simple: students were asked to...
For many people, standing on a stage, speaking in front of almost 100 people is daunting. After all, public speaking is a common fear. But for UMD junior Bobby Lindsey, a government and politics...
This may be the most exciting start to an academic year that we’ve had at the IAA in 25 years. Why? We welcomed two dozen new students, greeted five new faculty members and employed a new student...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) welcomed five new faculty members to campus this summer, nearly tripling the number of Oral Communication faculty members. The new Oral Communication...
During my 34 years at the IAA, I have visited over 350 students interning at golf and sports facilities throughout the U.S. This year was going to be the year I visited Hawaii; somehow those plans...
Each year, IAA students complete internships related to their majors. Their internships range from working on a horse breeding farm to managing turf on a golf course to creating a community garden in...
Is it a carrot? Is it broccoli? Is it a coconut? That looks like a palm tree… These are a few of the many questions and comments our Sustainable Agriculture instructor, Meredith Epstein, heard on...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) welcomes Christina Lorenz to our staff as our new Student Services Coordinator. Born and raised in the Pacific North West, Christina engaged in many facets...
For IAA faculty, students and alumni “hands-on learning” is not just a phrase on paper. It’s our practice. Over two dozen alumni and current students worked or volunteered at the Quicken Loans...
(The following article appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of Terp Magazine .) UMD’s appetite for locally grown food has planted the seed for a new campus-run farming operation. Terp Farm, located 15...
On Thursday, May 22, a dozen proud IAA students celebrated! After semesters of laboring long hours in labs, classrooms, gardens, and on the golf course, the Jull Hall crew received diplomas in honor...
Thirteen students took a break during exam week to join IAA faculty members Meredith Epstein (Sustainable Agriculture) and Jason Entsminger (Agricultural Business Management) to visit Smith Meadows...
He did it again! IAA Instructor and Advisor Ken Ingram has been awarded two Pepsi Enhancement Fund grants for the fall 2014 semester. Pepsi Grants provide funds for programs or events that create a...

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