College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

University of Maryland

Come see what we're all about! This fall, the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is hosting three Open Houses ! That is three opportunities to visit us in Jull Hall, get to know the faculty and...
Student on a laptop with Innovate Fearlessly caption.
Launched in Spring 2013, the University of Maryland's Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AIE) was founded with the mission of impacting all 35,000+ UMD students. Specifically, AIE...
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...
AGNR Institute of Applied Agriculture class of 2017
“The IAA literally changed my life,” Joyce Drake told her fellow graduates as she spoke from the heart at this year’s pre-graduation celebration on May 20, at the College Park Marriott. Drake, one of...
Kevin Mathias’s first day at his new job at the Institute of Applied Agriculture came shortly after New Year’s Day in 1979. This auspicious beginning for the young lecturer was initially met with...
An Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) alumnus once described Roy Walls as a “big boy scout,” which aptly fits his trustworthy, prepared, and helpful nature. This year, the Student Council of the...
Agriculture students typically don’t think of themselves as innovators or entrepreneurs, but a group of Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) freshmen and a new College of Agriculture and Natural...

IAA Graduation Celebration

Saturday, May. 20, 11:30am to 1:30pm
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
This event is by invitation only. Congratulations to the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) class of 2016! Please join the IAA for our pre-graduation brunch and celebration on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center . After brunch, you are...
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...

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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