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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...
Have you read the latest publication of Inagnews? Want to learn what's happening at IAA? Want to meet our class of 2012? What happened at Teach Ag Day? Who was Dr. Mathias chasing with the bullhorn?...
Is it possible to turn your knowledge of golf course greens into green power? Ask Jim Kelley, class of 1982, who moved from a career in golf course management to President and Co-Owner KW Solar...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture is proud to welcome three new faculty. Nina LaTassa, Tony Pagnotti and Ed Priola will be teaching Oral Communication (INAG110).
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IAA second-year student Cody Cashman simply can’t do enough of a good thing. The 20-year-old agribusiness major and former 4-H fanatic set so many goals for himself during his summer 2012 internship...
First Row: Tom Walsh, Ricardo Quijada, Tom Turi, Corey Walker, Kevin Mathias. Second Row: Mark Dupack, RJ Crow, Matt Park, Scott Hosier, Ryland "Chappy" Chapman. Third Row: Ken Ingram, Dave Thomas,...
This summer the IAA Teaching Garden had the privelege to host Terp Quest Summer Camp participants. Terpquest students got their hands dirty and learned about agriculture. Ellen and Public Health...
Ten minutes before the sound of the shotgun, a creaking microphone noise broadcasted over the golf course and Dr. Kevin Mathias asked, “Testing, can you hear me?” After affirmation from someone...

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