College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Areas of Study


Your path to a green career starts here!

Do you love being outdoors? Working with hands-on projects? If so, you may be ready to kick-start your career at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA).

The IAA's 60-credit certificate program provides high-quality education that opens doors to successful careers in the agribusiness, sustainable agriculture, horticulture, landscaping, turfgrass, and ag communications industries. 

Pursue one or more concentrations in our three key areas of study:

Agricultural Business Management and Leadership

Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Management

Turfgrass and Golf Course Management

Ag Forward:

Agriculture Forward at Maryland (Ag Forward) is an accelerated program for first-year college students who plan to pursue a career in agriculture and natural resources. Students earn both a Certificate in Applied Agriculture and a bachelor's degree from one of the programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR)Read more.

Continuing Education:

The Institute of Applied Agriculture's (IAA) Continuing Education concentration is designed for students who wish to enroll in select IAA courses without completing the entire 60-credit Certificate in Applied Agriculture. These courses strengthen management skills and prepare personnel for industry certification exams. Read more.

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