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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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Local Farmer Helps Feed College Students Agricultural Business Management major Michael Perise spent his summer working in the fields of the University of Maryland Terp Farm located in Upper Marlboro...
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Emmett Brew - Future Dairy Cattle Farmer Emmett Brew, a true lover of dairy farming and a gentleman with a bright future, spent his summer experiencing a one-of-a-kind opportunity that many would...
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Antonio, a Showman in the Ring Frequently spotted in the show ring with beef cattle this summer, Institute of Applied Agriculture student Matt Antonio interned at Cherry Knoll Farm in West Grove,...
Judging from the 500+ guests who visited the Upper Marlboro agricultural research facility for the inaugural Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival October 9th, agriculture in general and sustainable...
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Ian Patrican Follows Tradition Frederick County, Maryland is home to some of the most scenic golf courses and skilled golf course superintendents who maintain them. Golf Course Management major Ian...
Dog Days of Summer Joanna Bell loves dogs and caring for them; she wishes she could own multiple dogs, so finding a summer internship where she got paid to care for dogs was paradise! Bell, who is...
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Lindsay Barranco - Helping Newbies with Their Hives After hearing of colony collapse disorder nine years ago, Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) student Lindsay Barranco signed up for a beginning...
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David Floyd's World of Oysters You've heard “the world is your oyster,” but for IAA student David Floyd, the oyster was his world this summer. Growing up in Cambridge, Maryland, Floyd comes from an...
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Meg Smolinski - Heading to the Great Outdoors Second semester IAA horticulture student, Meg Smolinski, spent nine years working indoors as an executive assistant for Smithsonian Associates before...
University of Maryland faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first-ever Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, October 9 th from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will be hosted at Terp">...
For many people, turning 50 signals the time to make retirement planning a top priority. Not so for the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) which turns 50 this academic...
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On Friday, September 4th, 2015, the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) kicked off the holiday weekend with a tradition of its own - the Green Dorm Plant Giveaway. Every semester, thanks in part...
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Dear IAA Alumni, Can you believe the IAA has been delivering high quality, hands-on education for 50 years? And you have played an important role. Your success and continued IAA support are points of...

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