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“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...
The golf course and stadium superintendents of the future encircle their foe. Hands in pockets, baseball caps pulled down low, the eight or nine young men examine the plant in a pot on a classroom...
Spring 2016 Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) Open House
You're invited to visit the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) this Spring. We are hosting not one, but TWO Open Houses on the University of Maryland campus. That is two opportunities to tour...
2015 MAAGCS Scholarship Winners
The annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents (MAAGCS) is always a much-anticipated event which brings members together for updates from the year. This year’s...
Lillian Kahl, an IAA Sustainable Agriculture major, is helping build the food supply at the university’s Campus Pantry with thousands of canned goods. But first, she’s using those cans to help build...
Agricultural Business Management major James Thomas may only be in his first year at the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), but he’s already stealing the student-success...
Institute of Applied Agriculture Oral Communication instructor Tony Pagnotti is no stranger to the camera. The Fox 45 weekend weatherman is known for his big, bold, fun personality which he shares...
Chase Oaster Bartlett Tree Experts
How many adults can say they spent their summer climbing and hanging from trees? Chase Oaster certainly can. Oaster, a Landscape Management student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA),...

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