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What are some agricultural courses offered online?

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As of 2015, Organic Gardening and Farming, Introduction of Agroecology, Land Use Policies & Sustainable Farming, Management and Control of Turfgrass Pests, and Urban Horticulture are agriculture courses available online. Schools that provide such courses include Oregon State University, Washington State University, Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Colorado State University.

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Organic Gardening and Farming and Introduction of Agroecology are both online courses available from Washington State University. Land Use Policies & Sustainable Farming is available from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. This course trains students in considering agricultural issues from a policy standpoint, and vice versa. It educates them in the history of land policy in the United States, public debate concerning land use and case studies involving real land sustainability issues.

Management and Control of Turfgrass Pests and Urban Horticulture are online classes from Colorado State University. The first class is for golf course superintendents, parks and recreation supervisors and others that maintain turf. Course content covers the nature of turf, pests that invade turfgrass, turfgrass diseases and how to safely maintain turfgrass health. The second course examines how to successfully create a food-producing environment within urban and semi-urban areas, and can be used for the Agricultural Extension Education degree from the school.

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