Agronomy Distance Ed Classes for 2008-2009

Agronomy Distance Ed Classes for 2008-2009

July 25, 2008

The UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will offer the following distance-delivered courses for academic credit, noncredit professional development and CEU credit in the coming academic year. Visit the department's Distance Education and Life-Long Learning Program Web site at http://www.agronomy.unl.edu/newprospective/distanceed.html for more information, or contact Cathy Dickinson, cdickinson2@unl.edu, (402) 472-1730. Individuals interested in taking courses for noncredit or CEU credit can register online through the ADEC eStore at: https://estore.adec.edu.

Agricultural Biochemistry
August 25 - December 12, 2008. Noncredit registration fee: $150 ($200 after August 18)
Full-semester course that explores the biochemical bases of agriculture and food production.

Plant Science
Aug. 25 - Dec. 12, 2008. Noncredit registration fee: $150 ($200 after Aug.18)
Full-semester course which examines the mechanisms used by plants to drive and control their growth, propagate and evolve to compete with other organisms.

Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding
August 26 - September 25, 2008. Noncredit registration fee: $150 ($200 after August 19)
Mini-course covering common breeding methods used to improve crops and the theoretical basis for self-pollinated crops.

Germplasm and Genes
Sept. 30 - Nov. 4, 2008. Noncredit registration fee: $150 ($200 after September 23)
Mini-course focusing on genetic variation resources for conventional and modern plant breeding programs.

Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding
March 25 - April 23, 2009. Noncredit registration fee: $150 ($200 after March 18)
Mini-course examining standard breeding methods and theories associated with population improvement of cross-pollinated crops (i.e., corn, alfalfa, sunflowers and forage grasses) and self-pollinated crops that are forced to cross-pollinate.

Crop Breeding Package
Includes all three of the above-listed crop breeding mini-courses, plus the course notebook. Noncredit registration fee: $400