76981 Agroecology: A Concentration of Courses for a M.S. Degree At the University of Florida.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013
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Debolina Chakraborty1, Diane Rowland1, Jerry Bennett1 and George Hochmuth2, (1)Agronomy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
(2)Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
In Spring 2012 the University of Florida (UF) implemented a new fully online Agroecology concentration of courses for a Master of Science in either Soil and Water Science or Agronomy degree. This diverse interdisciplinary graduate concentration is offered through the collaboration of the Agronomy and Soil &Water Science Departments at UF.  The Agroecology concentration is designed to train students in agriculture through the application of ecological concepts and principles to design, develop, and manage sustainable agricultural systems. Diverse disciplines such as agronomy, soils, pest management, crop production, extension, natural resources, sustainable cropping systems and environmental science are included in the concentration. The concentration can be completed entirely via distance education or on-campus as well. The distance education delivery mode gives students the flexibility to study from anywhere in the world to earn a graduate degree from UF. Completion of the Agroecology concentration will lead to a non-thesis M.S. degree in either Agronomy or Soil and Water Science. In special circumstances, a thesis degree with emphasis on Agroecology can be pursued as well. This concentration will help prepare graduates for careers in crop consulting, state and federal agriculture and environmental agencies, non-governmental agencies and organizations, agricultural firms, county extension service, soil and water conservation organizations, and other professions. Further information regarding the Agroecology concentration at UF is available at

http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/agroecology/index.shtml

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