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Online Agriculture Programs
Central Lakes College
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This course is a producer and consumer oriented introduction to food safety and food safety risks associated with the agrifood industry. Topics of study will include zoonotic and food borne pathogens, chemicals, toxins and drug residues, biosecurity, current technology, consumer perceptions and regulatory agencies responsible for overseeing food safety in the industry.
Viticulture AAS or Certificate
Vineyard managers oversee the growing and care of grapes. They develop a system of grape management that is appropriate for each vineyard. They decide how to manage planting, fertility, harvesting and pruning. They are heavily involved in varietal selection, site preparation, equipment maintenance and safety, first season establishment, vine growth development, trellis systems and pruning. They also are involved in pest management, soil quality and the overall impact on the environment.
Enology AAS or Certificate
Enologists oversee the production of wine. They inspect grapes and evaluate the crops to determine when to harvest and start wine production. They ensure proper crushing methods and techniques. Responsibilities depend on the size of the winery. The enologist is heavily involved in quality control. One may work with a laboratory technician if employed by a larger winery. Another may develop new wines or specialize in a specific wine in a larger winery.
To enroll in Viticulture or Enology programs please visit vesta.org
This course investigates the psychology of environmental problems as an interdisciplinary blend of psychology and environmental science by viewing current environmental issues through eight major psychological approach lenses. This course facilitates the student’s understanding of how human consciousness and behavior contribute to and result from environmental threats. Learners will investigate how humans can choose to live in a manner that will ensure a sustainable future and how humanity is related nature in terms of global interdependence as well as how agriculturists can produce food.
Online Agriculture Courses
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AGRI 2180 Ag Machinery Management
This course introduces the framework for understanding global positioning systems and related components. Topics include precision farming, positioning systems, yield monitoring, GIS systems, and variable rate technologies. This course should be taken prior to other courses related to GPS/GIS technology.
AGRI 1771 Intro Precision Ag
Water management will be taught as it relates to irrigation, drainage, and wetland conservation. Information presented will cover government regulations, water-scheduling, economics, and water, soil, plant interactions.
AGRI 1660 Introduction to Agronomy
This course is an introduction to basic agronomy and covers the plant growth and development of monocot and dicot plants. Students will learn the basic plant anatomy and growth stages, methods of plant reproduction and seed production, plant response to weather and other environmental factors.
Northland Community & Technical College
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AGRG 1100 Intro to Agriculture
Students will learn and understand different facets of the food, fiber and environmental system in the field of Agriculture. Students will explore the food, fiber and services of the agriculture community at the local, state, national and world wide levels.
Online Farm Business Management
Essentials of Farm Business Management
The primary emphasis of the Farm Business Management Program is to assist farm families in meeting their business and personal goals through quality farm records and sound business decisions. This program is primarily taught at the student’s place of business, but classroom and group instruction are also very important. Individualized instruction is used to the fullest extent. Students are enrolled in the program on a continuous, part-time basis. Normal credit load is 10 credits per year, for the equivalent of 1/3 of a full-time college student. The instructor visits the farm on a regular basis and understands the strengths and weaknesses of each student’s business. For more information go to register