Montana State University

Sustainable Crop Management

The Office of Continuing Education at Extended University offers both face-to-face and online learning opportunities:

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Online
Oct 08-Dec 12, 2008
Cost: $150.00
Instructor(s): Dr. M. Burrows, Dr. D. Buschena, Dr. C. Jones, Dr. K. McVay, Dr. F. Menalled, Dr. K. Wanner and C. Sommers-Austin

Course Description:

The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, is offering an online continuing education workshop on sustainable crop management practices in the Northern Great Plains. The workshop will focus on important factors of sustainability, nutrient management, diverse cropping systems, disease management strategies, insects, and farm economics. This workshop will be taught by Dr. M. Burrows, Dr. D. Buschena, Dr. C. Jones, Dr. K. McVay, Dr. F. Menalled, Dr. K. Wanner and C. Sommers-Austin and will rely heavily on experiences and knowledge of producers and agricultural professionals who participate in the course.

Students should expect to spend an average of 6 hours per week on this workshop, have basic computer skills, and have access to the Internet. Although college credits will not be given for this class, certified crop advisers will be able to receive 25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through Montana State University's Extension Service if they successfully complete the workshop.

This course is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meeting Place and Times:

Participants can expect to spend 6 to 7 hours per week for 9 weeks to successfully complete this on-line course. This estimate includes both time spent connected to the course on-line and time spent off-line completing other requirements of the course.

Instructor(s):

Dr. M. Burrows, Dr. D. Buschena, Dr. C. Jones.

Dr. K. McVay, Dr. F. Menalled, Dr. K. Wanner.

C. Sommers-Austin.

Target Audience: Agricultural professionals.

Time Commitment:

6-7 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Cost:

$150.00

Required Books/Materials:

  • Readings will be provided by the instructors.

Computer Requirements:

  • Computer running Windows XP Service Pack 3 or newer or Mac OS X.5 (Leopard) or higher
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internet access

This course uses WebCT. Learn More

For More Information:

Contact Christine Sommers-Austin, Research Associate and Projects Manager, at (406) 994-6034 or sommersaustin@montana.edu

How to Register:

Register Online

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