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Nine years—that’s how long the Mid-Atlantic Challenge Cup trophy has been sitting in Lecturer and Turfgrass Management Advisor, Geoffrey Rinehart’s (previously Dr. Kevin Mathias’s) office. The Mid-...
Announcing the new Self-Guided Tour at the Community Learning Garden! The garden is proud to introduce its newest feature that gives visitors a chance to explore at their own leisure! Beginning on...
The IAA had a warm, breezy afternoon for its fifth annual Impromptu in the Garden public speaking contest on April 17. As the contestants lined up in the Community Learning Garden, mellow music and...
UMD CAMPUS PANTRY FOOD DRIVE Monday, April 22 – Monday, May 13 Locations for Food Drop Off: Jull Hall Animal Science Building Plant Sciences Building Symons Hall Agriculture Engineering Building UMD...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites applications for a 9-month Lecturer to teach agricultural entrepreneurship, leadership, and business management courses. The IAA is a 60-credit...
Fifteen percent of the Institute of Applied Agriculture’s current students come from the eight counties that make up Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which is up from just 4% in 2013. What attracts them to...
UMD Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop Series Garden your way through 2019 with this series of free workshops at UMD! All four events are free and open to the public. >>Download flyer of...
The University of Maryland offers work opportunities for students to obtain hands-on experience, using up-to-date technology to preform industry-specific research. I had the opportunity to work at...
“Explosives for the Environment” sounds like an oxymoron, but Institute of Applied Agriculture student, Caroline Trossbach thinks it sounds like an ideal solution to cover crop seeding. Trossbach, a...
The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is excited to host the first ever Southern Maryland Ag Marketing Conference on Saturday, March 30th at the College of Southern...
Institute of Applied Agriculture instructors are kicking applied learning up a notch— and students benefit by becoming real-life consultants, integrating classroom learning with real-world needs. Two...
Each semester students who complete 12 or more credits with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher are awarded the Dean’s List designation. Being a member of the Dean’s List demonstrates a strong academic...
As Ground Hog’s Day approaches this year, I feel a strong connection to Punxsutawney Phil. No, not because I have not decided burrow destructive tunnels to annoy farmers and homeowners. But because...
Scott Hebert may have graduated from the IAA in May 2016, but he hasn’t stopped learning. In fact, he’s in an applied graduate program of sorts for golf industry leaders, the Quail Institute...
Continuing a tradition that began in 2011, two years after the IAA admitted its first Sports Turf majors, UMD students attended the Sports Turf Managers Association annual conference in Phoenix, AZ...
Cam Bell, a second-year Agricultural Business Management major at the Institute of Applied Agriculture, plans to own and operate a pig farm which led him to intern at Lippy Brother’s Inc. Located...
The Institute of Applied Agriculture’s annual Turkey Bowl features a flag football game followed by a grand thanksgiving feast before students go on Thanksgiving break! On November 12, 2018, IAA...
Nineteen-year-old James Hastings is a native of Hurlock, Maryland, located on the Eastern Shore. An agricultural business major in the Institute of Applied Agriculture at University of Maryland...
Some people spend their summers at the beach, and others spend them in the barn. Rachel Heeley’s summer was spent in the barn, caring for horses and learning how to manage an equine facility. Her...
Meet Jack Wavering, an IAA student who interned on the largest crop farm in Maryland during the summer of 2018. Wavering is in his second year studying Agricultural Business Management at the...

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