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Recent IAA graduate Michael Walsh is serious about soils. In fact, the landscape management major read Professor Ray Weil’s scholarly articles about improving soils with cover crops just for personal...
A group of students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) took home the gold medal from the Sports Turf Managers Association’s (STMA) Student Challenge, held January 14–18 in...
Turf and Green Industry professionals have been spotted at the 36th Annual Turfgrass Conference and Tradeshow which is hosted on January 7-8, 2013. This conference is open to Green Industry/Turf/Golf...
The IAA will be hosting the 2013 Turf Alumni networking breakfast next year during the Maryland Turgrass Council Conference. The breakfast is open to 4 year and IAA UMD Turf Alumni. We encourage all...
Nina LaTassa holds a degree in English and a master’s in Speech Communication. Previously an editor, her passion for teaching is where she has put her focus. She’s taught Argumentation, Public...
The IAA was well represented at the Maryland Farm Bureau Convention in Ocean City, MD on December 4-6, 2012. Former faculty and staff met coincidentally as the convention. Ted Streett (retired IAA...
Congratulations to the following IAA students for winning the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents (MAAGCS) Scholarship(s): Scott Hosier, Brian Hogan, Matt Park, Brian Knott, Brent...
Ken Ingram, Lecturer and Coordinator for the IAA’s Landscape Management and Ornamental Horticulture programs, joined the IAA in 2008. After 30 years working in the golf course industry, he turned to...
A group of instructors from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is looking to spark a little lively debate at the University of Maryland. Faculty members from the Institute for...
The projected economic upswing can’t come fast enough for many graduating college students who are looking for jobs, but IAA students aren’t among them. While there may be a nationwide scarcity of...
For 2008 IAA Alumnus Chris Turner, Terrapin blood runs through his veins and a passion for golf courses runs deep in his soul. So the IAA was a natural fit for him. As University of Maryland students...
Talk like a Turtle! Oral Communication is now a general education requirement and Maryland’s new terps are embracing it. When it comes to speech, the Institute of Applied Agriculture’s oral...
Did you know Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (RTJ), a world class facility in Gainesville, VA, has strong ties to the IAA? The namesake club of the world’s most prolific golf course architect who...
As a little girl, IAA Ornamental Horticulture student Yasmine Baker was either outside playing with friends in her Silver Spring neighborhood or she was attending to her mother’s small but bountiful...
Turf evaluators. Range finders. Trimble GPS receivers. To the average person, these devices might seem strange and confusing, but for IAA instructors Roy Walls and Kevin Mathias, they’re all part of...
Whether sitting in meetings or classes, we spend a good portion of our days listening. And yet we seem to forget the information as soon as we hear it. IAA’s Oral Communication Lecturer Edward Priola...
The IAA will be opening its doors and hosting an IAA Open House for prospective students and their families. To learn about our Open House and RSVP today visit: https://iaa.umd.edu/news/events/iaa-...
When it comes to Turfgrass Management, first-year IAA student Michael Cariello has deep family roots. The 18-year-old Fallston, Maryland, resident hopes to someday follow in his father’s footsteps (...
Forty miles from Washington DC in Loudoun County VA, a new development named Willowsford is being built. So what? That’s nothing new. Ah, but this one is unique and has ties to the IAA. The...
The sixth annual Dr. Ronald J. Seibel Scholarship proved to be competitive this year with 17 individuals applying. Scott Hosier, a second-year golf course management major, received the Seibel...

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