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Agrimarketing : AgCareers USA 2012
focus on areas such as food science and defense, plant protection, and animal security --- entirely online. If you prefer, start with the online graduate certificate program in agricultural biosecurity and food defense. The curriculum is designed so that the 12 credits you earn through the certificate may be applied to the agricultural biosecurity and food defense option in the master 's degree in homeland security, if you choose to seek admission to the master 's program. With the many threats to our agricultural and food supply chain that may cause illnesses or loss of life, generate fear, cause economic loss, and create social instability --- now is the time to learn to safeguard America's food supply chain. PURDUE UNIVERSITY AND INDIANA UNIVERSITY Location: West Lafayette, IN Contact Name: Luanna DeMay Contact Phone: 765/494-4270 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web Site: www.agecon.purdue.edu/ agribusiness Programs Offered: The MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness is a 27-month, distance-delivered graduate program. Upon completion, students earn two degrees --- an MBA from Indiana University's Kelly School of Business and an MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University. This non-thesis program, which has a 98% graduation rate, includes five, one-week residencies, including an international experience. Program requirements are: a bachelor 's degree, three years of work experience, employer recommendation and GMAT. Classes begin each year in late summer. Applications are being accepted for the cohort beginning in 2013. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA E-LEARNING INSTITUTE Location: Gainesville, FL Contact Name: Hope Kelly Contact Phone: 352/294-1998 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web site: http://aec.ifas.ufl.edu/elearn/ Programs Offered: The Master of Science degree in Agricultural Education & Communication is a six- semester program tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals who are looking for a program that relates to their current work with an emphasis on future goals. The dynamic faculty strives to provide a relevant curriculum for Agricultural Teachers, Leaders, and Extension Agents who are interested in agricultural education, communication, leadership and extension. Our students develop an in-depth understanding of educational, leadership, and communications theory alongside practical applied skills in these areas. All classes are online allowing you to complete your coursework when your schedule allows. There are no residency requirements --- same price for everyone no matter where you live. Join the Gator Nation! UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH Location: Guelph, Ontario Contact Name: Patti Lago Contact Phone: 888/622-2474 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web site: www.mba.uoguelph.ca Programs Offered: Master of Business Administration in Food & Agribusiness Management. Participants in the CME Executive Program choose to concentrate their MBA studies in one of two fields: Food and Agribusiness Management or Hospitality and Tourism Management. The program includes a core group of courses that build and develop key managerial skills, and specialization courses that allow participants to apply concepts and skills to management situations in a particular sector. Participants complete their program with a major research project or have the option to substitute two courses for the Major Research Project. The online learning experience is enhanced by three brief, intensive, in-classroom programs that provide participants and faculty with the opportunity for face-to-face interaction. The program begins annually in May and is convenient for working professionals who are interested in the flexibility of continuing to work while advancing their academic standing. The University of Guelph's CME Executive Programs Office is currently accepting applications for the May 2013 On-Campus MBA specializing in either Hospitality and Tourism Management or Food and Agribusiness Management. A two year Better Planet On-Campus MBA with a specialization in Food and Agribusiness Management will also be launched in May 2013. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN Location: Lincoln, NE Contact Name: Deana Namuth-Covert Contact Phone: 402/909-0194 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web Site: http://agronomy.unl.edu/ plantgenetics Programs Offered: Online Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Development Certificate. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, offers an exceptional online professional development certificate program designed to meet the growing demand for knowledgeable specialists in the fields of plant breeding and genetics. With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2043, this certificate program focuses on effective methods of growing food for the exploding population. The program teaches the fundamentals of plant breeding, as well as the applications of biotechnology tools. It also includes applications in inter-related concepts such as crop production and effects of plant diseases, insects and weed pressures. The Plant Breeding and Genetics professional development certificate provides valuable, highly practical knowledge. Created to meet both industry requirements and the needs of busy professionals, the certificate is comprehensive, self-paced and flexible. 38 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE/continued from page 37
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