Purdue University

Agronomy Essentials
June 14 - September 6, 2017


Agronomy Essentials is a comprehensive online crops and soils course designed to build an individual’s knowledge of basic agronomy principles and application. Upon completion, the learner should have a fundamental knowledge of soil physical and biological characteristics, resource conservation, irrigation, drainage, water quality, soil and tissue analysis and interpretation, fertilizers and other nutrient sources, soil pH and liming, pest identification/sampling, pest management, cropping systems, planting practices, crop growth and development, harvest, storage, and managing production risk, among many others.

Whether you are personally involved in production agriculture, advising farmers as an agricultural retailer or consultant, a representative for an agricultural business or government agency, or just looking to build your expertise, this course will cover topics that should be of direct interest to you.

Those who successfully complete Agronomy Essentials will receive a Certificate of Completion and 25 continuing education units for those with a Certified Crop Adviser designation. The course also provides an excellent foundation of knowledge for individuals who are preparing to take the Certified Crop Adviser exams. For questions on program content visit  or email Dr. Bruce Erickson

Full Tuition: $2000

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If you work for an agricultural business, check with us or with your company for discounts we offer for company funded tuition from participating companies. For individuals who are self-funding their tuition, contact our project manager for possible discount information: janblack@purdue.edu

A series of emails will be sent as you complete the registration process. An email from confirm@purdue.edu will serve as your receipt for payment. The next email from certificateprograms@purdue.edu will be sent with the link to the course materials. If you do not receive both of these emails within 10 minutes of payment, please check your junk email to see if your spam filters have stopped our system generated emails from getting into your Inbox.

If you have any problems with registration, please contact Denice Johnson at 765-494-8619. You will receive information about the course and your participation by mid-June.

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Course: 1150 124-00
Term: 17SDL
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 19320
Instructor(s): Lisa Peters, Janine Black
Units: Non-Credit
Required Fees: Price
Registration Fee$2,000.00