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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Register today for upcoming Mini Modules

Plant Breeding Flyer for Heterosis and Genetic Engineering

Join other Plant Breeding & Genetics Professionals for two upcoming mini-modules! Improving Plants Using Hybrid Vigor (Heterosis) starts Feb. 25 and Genetic Engineering in Plants starts March 25. Details at

  1. Improving Plants Using Hybrid Vigor starts Feb. 25 and covers classical concepts of heterosis in a 5-week session. Instructors will introduce learners to concepts such as genetic hypotheses for hybrid vigor, quantitative genetics of heterosis, and new tools to study hybrid vigor. Register at
  2. Genetic Engineering in Plants starts March 25. This module is designed to provide agribusiness professionals with an introduction to genetic engineering in plants. During this 7-week module, learners will be provided with information about the basic steps needed to produce a genetically engineered plant. Registration is at
These modules are part of the Plant Breeding & Genetics professional certificate at the Nebraska Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. The online Learning Community (virtual classroom) is located at

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Plant Breeding Flyer

Registration is open for spring modules in the Plant Breeding & Genetics professional certificate at the Nebraska Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. These modules are a great opportunity to study with plant breeding and genetics experts, grow your career, and impact the world while staying in your home community. See our flyer for the spring modules and visit us at to learn more about the program. We look forward to working with you in 2019!

Kreuser receives Emerging Innovator of the Year Award

Dr. Bill Kreuser with Innovator of the Year award

Bill Kreuser , assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture, Nebraska Extension turfgrass specialist, and member of the department's Distance Education Committee , was presented with the Emerging Innovator of the Year award during the NUtech Ventures 2018 Innovator Celebration Nov. 6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus . The Emerging Innovator of the Year award recognizes a junior faculty member for recent contributions as an up-and-coming innovator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kreuser created GreenKeeper , a decision support software tool based on research from university turf experts to help turfgrass professionals manage and schedule the application of fertilizers and other turf products. Working with Nutech Ventures, Kreuser launched a startup company, TurfGrade, to continually improve the user experience, add the latest research and cover growing operating expenses.  More information about his work and the award is at