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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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You're invited to Find Your SwAG at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) this Fall. We are hosting not one, but TWO Open Houses on the University of Maryland Campus. That is two opportunities...
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The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is pleased to award the following scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year: Shields Memorial Scholarship Scott Hebert Golf Course Management ‘...
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As the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) kicks off its 50th year , it also welcomes three new full time personnel, setting a record for the most faculty/staff the IAA has ever had at one time. “...
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The Institute of Applied Agriculture is celebrating its 50th year of delivering hands-on education. Please join us for events highlighting the IAA and its accomplished students and alumni. This is...
How fast does a golf ball roll? How hot is the turf? How much water does the soil hold? These were among the questions discussed when 24 Prince George’s County 4-Hers turned to the IAA for a science...
IAA Students at Terp Farm
It has been a long time coming. A space where IAA and other UMD students can work side by side, learning and growing the very food they eat together. This is Terp Farm . Founded in 2014, Terp Farm is...
On the 4 th of July millions of Americans celebrate the summer holiday with family and friends, barbecuing, lighting fireworks, and enjoying the warm weather outdoors. In their minds and hearts,...
The 36 th Annual Shields Memorial Tournament, held at Twin Shields Golf Club on May 8, attracted over 170 golfers who enjoyed a warm, sunny day that was perfect for golfing. This year’s tournament...
The IAA’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, Mark Merrick, is a well-known and respected figure in Maryland’s turfgrass industry, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Genesis Turfgrass, Inc., Merrick...

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