Agronomy and Horticulture Online Master's Degree and Academic Certificate Program


Welcome to the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture online program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! This homepage describes the online Master's Degree in Agronomy or Horticulture as well as online graduate certificates. These distance education programs will help you move your agricultural career forward without ever having to leave your home or community.

"If you want to go far, go together," Professor Steve Baenziger quoting an African proverb in this video above.  View his comments on why you should come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and join the collegial atmosphere in the Agronomy and Horticulture online program.

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Sandall receives poster honor from agronomy society

Leah Sandall in front of ASA posterLeah Sandall

Leah Sandall, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln distance education coordinator for agronomy and horticulture, has been honored with the 2017 Extension Educational Materials Program Certificate of Excellence from the American Society of Agronomy under the category of posters.

The poster was presented at the ag societies' International Annual Meeting, “Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future,” Oct. 22–25 in Tampa. It was one of four posters receiving this certificate in recognition for developing outstanding agronomic extension educational material.

Sandall's poster provides an overview of the Online Professional Certificate in Plant Breeding and Genetics developed and administered out of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. This certificate is a non-academic, professional certificate program for agriculture professionals looking to expand their knowledge and application of plant breeding and genetics topics.

Sandall is a Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence honoree who likes to use a full scope of teaching and engagement for online learners. Her online learning environment design blends video, animation, visuals, presentation, reading and instant feedback quizzing to keep the learner in an active role, underpinned by the learning outcomes.

More information on the Online Professional Certificate in Plant Breeding and Genetics program can be found at

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