College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Areas of Study


Two Years. Your Career Starts Here!

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

The IAA provides high-quality education that opens doors to successful careers in the agribusiness, sustainable agriculture, horticulture, landscaping, and turfgrass industries. 

The IAA program offers concentrations in the following areas of study:

Agricultural Business Management and Leadership

Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Management

Turfgrass and Golf Course Management

Ag Forward:

Agriculture Forward (Ag Forward) at the University of Maryland, College Park 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.

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