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The Institute of Applied Agriculture at University of Maryland, is on the search for a Sustainable Agriculture faculty member. Position Summary: The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites...
The 2013 Collegiate Turf Bowl team and coaches pictured with their checks. Left to Right: Justin Patenaude, Scott Hosier, Brent Waite, Brian Hogan, Dr. Kevin Mathias (coach), Trey Profili, Josh...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) will be hosting a variety of sustainable lectures open to current and prospective students, staff, faculty and the public. The lectures will be held...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) will be hosting two Spring Open Houses this March and April. Parents, educators, prospective students and anyone interested in learning more about the IAA...
Tony Pagnotti has been in the communications field since he graduating from college, dabbling in reporting, weather and teaching. You can still find him doing weather in Baltimore on Fox45’s morning...
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...

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