College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Meredith Epstein

Stewardship of the land has long been ingrained into our culture. Whether from the stories of Adam and Eve living off the fruits from the Garden of Eden or the stories of humble shepherds rising to...
On a college campus where there is no shortage of brick buildings, concrete roads, and busy passersby, one small patch of lush color and greenery, tucked between two buildings, serves as not only a...
Rebecca Bell, a hardworking and driven Sustainable Agriculture student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA), spent her summer interning at Heyser Farms in Silver Spring, Md. Her days...
This past weekend, AGNR students had the opportunity to literally get their hands dirty – this time with engine grease. INAG199D Tractor Operation, Maintenance, and Safety is one of the IAA’s newest...
Last May, while many students at the University of Maryland were preparing to go home for the summer, Edwin Sanchez wasn’t moving back to his home in Montgomery County. Instead, the Honduras native...
Salvador Fawkes at the UMD Community Learning Garden
Visitors to the University of Maryland’s Community Learning Garden often ask the question: where does all the food go? Until this summer, the answer has always been the same: the bounty of cucumbers...
Lillian “Lilli” Kahl may not be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound; yet the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA)...
While most students at the University of Maryland (UMD) made a Spring Break beeline to the beach, Institute of Applied Agriculture student Becky Jones and her three determined colleagues traveled to...

History on the Half Shell: The Decline and Restoration of Maryland Oysters

Tuesday, May. 2, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Donald Webster is a Commercial Aquaculture Regional Specialist with University of Maryland Extension . He will discuss the history of the oyster industry, including periods of decline and recent efforts to rebuild using hatchery technology. He will also cover basic oyster biology, the operation of...

Starting a Sustainable Farm

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Jull Hall, Room 1123
Are you curious about starting your own farm? Interested in the use of sustainable agricultural practices? With enterprise selection, financing, credit, land access, business management, and more to consider, it can be challenging to make the first move. Ben ( University of Maryland Extension ) and...

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