Auburn College of Ag enhances distance ed opportunities

AUBURN, Ala.—The Auburn University College of Agriculture’s distance education program is expanding its offerings this fall to include two new weed science courses, and a new online master’s degree in soil, water and environmental sciences will be available soon, pending final approval by the university and its accrediting agency.

The new options will further strengthen a distance learning program that already provides professionals several online opportunities to earn either advanced degrees in agronomy and soils or academic and continuing education credits in soil and crop sciences, entomology, plant pathology and poultry science. By fall semester 2013, the distance learning lineup also will include professional programs in turfgrass management, horticulture and animal sciences as well as an interdisciplinary master’s degree in agricultural education.

The College of Ag’s Department of Agronomy and Soils, which launched its master of science and master of agriculture degree programs in 2010, will be offering the new graduate degree in soil, water and environmental science through the Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance, or Ag*IDEA, a consortium of distinguished universities that includes not only Auburn but Clemson, North Carolina State and Texas Tech universities and the universities of Georgia and Kentucky.

The distance learning program in the College of Ag is designed to give professionals in such fields as agriculture, environmental management, landscape and construction, turfgrass and golf course management and agribusiness and those with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other state and federal agencies the opportunity to take classes and earn advanced degrees while working.

To learn more about opportunities with Auburn’s College of Agriculture distance education programs, visit or contact Megan Ross at or 334-844-3201.


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William "Bill" Cahalin is the application systems analyst / webmaster for Auburn's College of Ag Comm-Marketing & Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. An alumnus of Belmont University in Nashville, his work spans the music industry, publishing, aerospace, and enjoys lavish cocktail garnishes.

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