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IAA Oral Communication lecturer Dr. Eric Dunning comes to us from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I took some time to talk to the southern scholar in-between his classes. An intriguing conversation with him...
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) hosted the 2015 Collegiate Turf Bowl in conjunction with its winter conference in San Antonio, Texas on February 26. Of the 69 teams,...
It’s a bit greener in about 600 dorm rooms across the University of Maryland College Park campus this semester. “I love seeing a spot of green in my room when the skies are so grey. Besides, a...
Teams from the University of Maryland logged an impressive showing at the 2015 Collegiate Turf Bowl hosted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) in conjunction with its...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites applications for a 9-month Lecturer to teach and develop agricultural entrepreneurship, leadership, and business management courses. The IAA is a 60...
When the ground is frozen, many people might imagine that those who work in the agriculture industry have little to do. Tools are cleaned and put away, jackets hung by the wood stove. We hope to rest...
IAA lecturer Meredith Epstein is obsessed with food. She’s so obsessed, in fact, that she decided to create a club specifically devoted to eating it! The self-proclaimed “foodie,” who teaches...
With her easy smile and hearty laugh, JoEllen Barnhart “holds down the fort” on the first floor of Jull Hall. The Oral Communication lecturer, who recently received accolades from the women’s field...
February 10: Challenges and Opportunities for Beginning Farmers Hannah Shear, Beginning Farmer Success, University of Maryland Extension February 17: Movie Screening: Symphony of the Soil February 24...
Governor Larry Hogan and Acting Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder inducted the Councell Family of Talbot County into the Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame Thursday, February 6th, making the...
Institute of Applied Agriculture Student Services Coordinator Christina Lorenz won a Maryland Agriculture Council grant to present an agriculture awareness project on the University of Maryland...
Throw a couple logs on the fire, smell the burning wood, and relax during the cold winter nights. Did you think much about the trees from which those logs came? Institute of Applied Agriculture...
For the third consecutive year, a team of students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) took home the top prize in the Sports Turf Management Association Student Challenge...
When it comes to athletics, we’ve all heard of the M.V.P. The most valuable player award is bestowed upon the top-performing member of a team, league, etc. The University of Maryland, however, does...
Five new Oral Communication faculty members certainly make the halls of Jull buzz with chatter and energy! I sat down with Dr. Gerald Powell, one of the IAA's newest additions, to see what makes him...
For James Halley Jr., a second-year golf course management major at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) studying turfgrass management wasn’t a coincidence, green runs in Halley’s blood. His...
Agriculture is such a diverse industry. IAA students come from urban and rural high schools and from careers in law, social work, engineering, nursing, and military service. Our graduates work on...
Register now for our Spring 2015 online course, Pesticide Use and Safety! The course starts on January 26, 2015. Enrollment instructions can be found here: http://iaa.umd.edu/programs/online-classes...
2014 was another banner year for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland! As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at just some of the many highlights...
In the fall of 2014, the IAA was fortunate enough to welcome five fantastic Oral Communication instructors through the doors of Jull Hall. We'd like you to learn a bit more about each of them! Amy...

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