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.
Program Points of Excellence:
- Exceptional faculty who are committed to student success and are well-known in their field;
- Students supported by a community of learners, faculty and staff;
- Quality customer service;
- Flexible class selection;
- A mixture of asynchronous and synchronous classes;
- Access to UNL services such as Career Services, Library and Alumni Association for academic students;
- Accredited by Higher Learning Commission;
It's easy to apply to the Agronomy and Horticulture Masters' Degrees or Academic Certificates at the UNL Graduate Studies' website!
Sutter Hired as Distance Education Specialist
Sutter’s position combines online teaching with instructional design support for faculty and staff in the department and is part of the distance education team led by coordinator Leah Sandall.
Originally from Omaha, Sutter began her teaching career in agronomy and horticulture as a teaching assistant while yet an undergraduate in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She continued in the department as a distance education intern after she received a Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries and wildlife, specializing in ecology.
She then decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in natural resources and a minor in college STEM education, hoping for an opportunity to return someday in an educational capacity.
After earning a master’s degree in May 2017, she took a field and lab technician position in agroecosystem management research with the USDA-ARS. She spent the summer of 2018 working as an instructor for Agronomy 215 Genetics which helped solidify her aspirations to work in plant science education.
“I’m excited to be back in the department, and I look forward to working with many content experts and teaching-minded people,” Sutter said. “I enjoy learning about improved instructional practices and applying them to online environments.”
Where do the Online Agronomy Master's Degree Students Originate?
Blessington attends 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security
Brooke Blessington, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate student in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture distance program, who was selected to attend the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security, June 3-16 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Blessington is specializing in plant breeding and genetics for her master's degree and is advised by Don Lee, professor of agronomy.