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Distance Learning in Agriculture and Allied Sciences - Preparation for a Field in High Demand
By: Jim Zorn
Several universities have recently started offering distance learning in agriculture programs that make it easy for you to get
qualified in agricultural engineering and allied sciences from the convenience of your own home. Some of these include agronomy,
turf-grass management, plant pathology, horticulture, hydroponics, weed sciences, pasture management, animal nutrition and
husbandry amongst several other agriculture-related disciplines.
In recent years, there has been an ever-increasing demand for salaried agricultural and food scientists for conducting lab research
in a variety of areas that directly impact the food and agriculture industry. There has also been a rise in demand in recent times for
qualified staff for managing the technically challenging aspects of agribusinesses. Let us take a look at some of these distance
learning in agriculture programs, and the courses they offer.
Kansas State University
This University distance learning in agriculture program is accredited by the Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers
a master's degree program in Agribusiness that is geared towards advanced learners. If you plan to register for this program, you
would be required to make two one-week on-campus visits annually, for the duration of the course.
Oregon State University
Oregon State University offers an online B.S. degree in General Agriculture, through the Universities' Extended Campus. To be
eligible for applying for this course, you would have to complete educational instruction worth a full year of biology and two terms of
chemistry, all having lab components. The University is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
University of Illinois Online
University of Illinois Online offer