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The Institute of Applied Agriculture concluded its 50th Anniversary year with a pre-graduation celebration which attracted so many people that it outgrew two locations before settling nicely into the...
More than a decade ago, the university’s Department of Animal and Avian Sciences lost a mother hen. She migrated to a new home at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), which has been lucky to...
Institute of Applied Agriculture "Ag Forward"
“Land grant university system.” It’s a phrase that is often heard in discussions at public universities and their satellite research and Extension facilities. What is the land grant university system...
Myron Frock Agriculture Certificate 1978
Myron Frock could never conceive of of leaving his farm. “It’ll be 38 years that I’ve had it!” said the 1978 graduate, who majored in Farm Production and Management at the Institute of Applied...
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Many would consider a chilly and overcast Saturday morning to be the perfect occasion for sleeping in. However, for a dedicated group, the weather presented ideal conditions for tree planting at...
Tuesday, April 19, yielded a gorgeous spring day for the IAA's second annual Impromptu in the Garden speech contest, an event which encourages INAG 110: Oral Communication students to bring their...
Institute of Applied Agriculture graduate Jason Rightnour probably has one of the coolest jobs around. “I run the White House Greenhouse,” said Rightnour nonchalantly. “I’ve been doing that for 14...
Jeff Van Fleet, Golf Course Management, Class of 2000
2000 Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) graduate Jeff Van Fleet loves to see a finished product, which is one of the reasons he chose his profession. For 16 years as the Golf Course...
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...
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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...

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