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Bob Borkowski
Starting over, entering a second career, and returning to school can be daunting for many adults, yet for Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) student Robert "Bob" Borkowski, it has also been...
IAA alumni spotlight - sharon bryant - agriculture certificate
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time and experiences at IAA,” said Sharon Bryant, a former Business Farming major. “The classes were small, and everyone knew each other.” During her time at UMD, Bryant...
Alumni Spotlight Alisa DeGeorge
“I wish I was back working in plants!” exclaimed Alisa DeGeorge, a 2005 IAA graduate and former General Horticulture major. DeGeorge, who has been working at the Social Security Administration for...
All are fed at the farm - Bernie Fowler, Jr.
5.2 million pounds. That is how much sweet corn, potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, and other fresh produce Farming 4 Hunger (F4H) has donated since the non-profit organization was formed in 2012...
Meredith and Joi pose with award
Institute of Applied Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture major Joyce (Joi) Drake was honored at the 2016 Academy of Academic Excellence Awards on Wednesday, March 23. Organized by the Office of Multi...
Things got a bit exotic at the Institute for Applied Agriculture (IAA) this semester in Meredith Epstein’s Analyzing Alternative Enterprises class, as students explored a forest-based farming crop...
William Ensor truly thinks the Institute of Applied Agriculture saved his life, his professional life, that is. “The IAA, coupled with the AGNR fraternity, were the two best experiences I had in my...
“Everything we learned in class--the management class, basic turfgrass science, cultural and agronomic practices--it all goes right to the office, really,” said Institute of Applied Agriculture...
Mix soils, seeds, plants, greenhouses, Best Buddies, and the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) and you grow the perfect event. Just ask the 25 students from Parkdale High School who came to the...
^Click to enlarge Did you know that Maryland is ranked 8 th in the nation for broiler production? Or that Maryland has 1.1 million acres of turfgrass, more than any single agricultural crop? The...
IAA Golf Ball
The Institute of Applied Agriculture has been growing agricultural careers for 50 years. Celebrate the achievements of IAA students past and present with the purchase of a 3-pack of IAA Titleist...
2016 IAA Sustainable Ag Tuesdays at Jull Hall
The Chesapeake Bay area needs sustainable farmers, and those farmers need the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). That was part of the CBF’s message to the audience attending the first Sustainable...
ed priola and umd wrestler joe barber
The Institute of Applied Agriculture is proud to have another M.V.P. (Most Valuable Professor) among its faculty. On February 20, Ed Priola, IAA Oral Communication Lecturer was recognized by the...
Golf Course Superintendent and 1980 graduate of the Institute of Applied Agriculture Tony Gustaitis has spent the past 28 years at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, PA. Being a...
university of maryland giving day 2016
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites you to join us on Thursday, March 3 for Giving Day 2016 . On this day, University of Maryland faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends from all...
IAA at Women in Ag Conference 2016
It’s no secret that men have historically dominated agriculture in the United States and Maryland, but there has been an overall upward trend in the number of women-operated farms for over three...
turf terps at the turf bowl, 2016
A team of Turf Terps placed third at the 2016 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition in San Diego last week. They were Scott Hebert, Jimmy Haley, Marvin Martinez and Ian Patrican, all second-year students...
Take a survey and gain a chance to win a prize. Does anyone ever win those things? Yes! Institute of Applied Agriculture alumnus Matt Cooper ’05 completed the alumni survey in the fall and won the...
Agriculture Forward at Maryland Information Session
Agriculture Forward (Ag Forward) offers students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a certificate in applied agriculture. As an Ag Forward student, you begin your studies at the...
On January 19, 2016, Jull Hall buzzed with anticipation. Two major events showed on the IAA’s radar—one weather-related, and one student-related. One required last-minute preparations and the other...

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