Spring 2019: Jan. 7-May 3
Class No.: AGRO 851
Credits: Two graduate credits
This courses is offered for academic credit only.
To register for the class through Ag*Idea, please email Dan Cotton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Study of plants that have ecological and/or agricultural importance in the Great Plains. Plant identification, grassland ecosystems and plants' forage value, palatability and utilization by both domestic livestock and wildlife. Cultural and historical uses of grassland.
*This course requires that you find a proctor to administer in-person exams.
High-speed Internet access, a current browser, email, and the ability to view video files. Recommended browsers include Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
- Common Grasses of Nebraska, J. Stubbendieck & K.L. Kottas, 2005, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, EC05-170 (required)
- Common Forbs and Shrubs of Nebraska, J. Stubbendieck & K.L. Kottas, 2007, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, EC118 (required)
- North American Wildland Plants, J. Stubbendieck & S.L. Hatch, 2011, University of Nebraska Press (required)
Admission to UNL's Graduate School as a graduate or certificate student, and BIOS 101 and 101L and AGRO 240, or their equivalents, recommended.
Academic Credit: For information on tuition and fees, visit the Student Accounts website.
Who It's For
Among those who would benefit from taking this course are graduate students preparing for the following careers:
- Rangeland Management Specialist/Conservationist with government agencies
- Land Steward with private conservation organizations
- Ranch Manager
- Extension Educator, Agent or Specialist
- Environmental Consultant
- Co-op Manager
- Students participating in the Grasslands Management certificate
- Graduate students specializing in Range and Forage Science.