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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),...
Jacob Kilmon at Patriots Glen
Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) student and Golf Course Management major Jacob Kilmon recently experienced what he believes was a once-in-a-lifetime internship. Kilmon, a Harford County native...
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Great landscapers create great landscapes, but how do landscapers become great? The only way is through earning an ample amount of experience. For aspiring landscaper Colton Simpson, the path started...
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At the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), there’s no shortage of individuals recognized for success. Indeed, the program is known for its diligent teachers who cultivate excellence within their...
When Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) Oral Communication instructor Nina LaTassa asked Kevin Chiang to write a competitive speech about the dangers of alcohol abuse among high school students,...
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What do you see when you picture a Farmers Market? There’s far more that goes into creating and managing a successful farmers market than most people realize, as Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA...
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Golf is an astonishing sport performed on some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and someone has to create and maintain such beauty. For a long time Scott Hebert wanted to be that someone,...
Christian Brinkerhoff
When Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) student Christian Brinkerhoff decided to study golf course management, he never imagined it would mean chasing alligators. But, chasing alligators off of...
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Both teams wore red. Huddled together under large tents in the drizzling rain, they were hard to tell apart. It was only upon closer inspection that you could separate the red “M” of the Maryland...
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Imagine filling your days with tasks you are tremendously passionate about, and being able to call it work. That’s exactly how Austin Weinreich, an Agricultural Business Management major at the...
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Marcus Maxwell, a second year Landscape Management student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture, completed his internship over the summer with Bartlett Tree Experts. By interning at the...
Ruby Fishbein
As Agriculture Forward student Ruby Fishbein watched a scalpel slice through the leg of a three-year-old golden retriever to expose muscle and bone, she couldn’t think of a better way to spend her...
Sports fans across the United States are enamored by professional ball players, the fields on which they play, and the freshly painted logos on game day. This summer, Institute of Applied Agriculture...
Growing up on a Christmas tree farm in Calvert County, Maryland, Institute of Applied Agriculture student Luke Santerre naturally has an interest in the care of trees, but he wanted to expand his...

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