Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Protecting our planet and environment is one of the great challenges of our time, and agriculture and the green industry have a crucial role to play in solving that challenge. In the IAA's Environmental Stewardship track, you'll learn fundamental agricultural science, hands-on applied skills, and expertise in business and leadership. A certificate in Environmental Stewardship will prepare you to support environmental sustainability in a wide range of different sectors of the green industry. Career options for this flexible track include greenhouse or nursery production, management of parks, environmental restoration, sustainable landscaping, and environmental nonprofit or advocacy work, just to name a few. 

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IAA Students Receive:

  • In-depth courses about plants, soils, fertilizers, and pest management
  • Hands-on learning inside and outside of the classroom
  • Management and leadership education geared toward the type of jobs they plan to pursue
  • Opportunities to connect with the IAA's wide network of industry professionals
  • The rich resources of the University of Maryland
  • An affordable education supported with scholarships and financial aid
  • An academic community with small class sizes and supportive advising

2-Year Plan for Environmental Stewardship: