Agronomy e-Learning Academy Courses

The business of growing crops has become increasingly complicated in recent years, as agriculture has been challenged with growing demands to increase production while minimizing the environmental impact. New technologies and a knowledge-based future will demand a more thorough understanding of the entire crop production system.

Advances in technology have also expanded Purdue University’s educational outreach. Courses offered through Purdue’s Agronomy e-Learning Academy are designed to meet the educational needs of professionals in all areas of agriculture. Three courses are available, and additional courses are being planned for the future. Because the pre-recorded content is hosted on Purdue’s Blackboard site and is accessible 24/7, busy professionals can plan their study time according to their schedules. All of our courses were designed specifically to meet the needs of off-campus learners.

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Course graduates receive a personalized certificate. Those who complete all three courses will receive a framed Crop Professional Certificate in addition to the course certificates. Certified Crop Advisors also receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Past students have given us high marks. Of all 669 respondents on our anonymous end-of-course surveys for all three courses combined: 

  • 96% said they Would Recommend or Highly Recommend the Course.

  • 97% Agreed or Strongly Agreed that they Improv​ed Their Understanding of the Subject.

  • 98% Agreed or Strongly Agreed that the Course Content Was Appropriate to the Aims and Objectives.


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