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!
Priority Registration starts for Academic Students
Priority Registration for academic students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln began Monday, March 25. At their electronic appointment times, students may now register for the fall 2019 semester via MyRed.nebraska.edu.
An unofficial list of graduate classes is at https://bit.ly/2HUHpmC while undergraduate online classes are listed at https://bit.ly/2GNkg15. Graduate students and seniors may register March 25-27; Juniors may register March 28-April 1; Sophomores may register April 2-4; and Freshmen may register April 5-9, 2019. Registration appointment times are assigned this way to avoid overloading the registration system during the high demand period.
Register today for upcoming Mini Modules
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 https://agrohortonline.unl.edu/pbg.
- 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 https://agrohortonline.unl.edu/heterosis-plant-breeding.
- 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 https://agrohortonline.unl.edu/crop-genetic-engineering.
Kreuser receives Emerging 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 https://agronomy.unl.edu/news/kreuser-receives-emerging-innovator-year-award.