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What Type of Student Does Crop and Soil Sciences Online Attract?

In distance education programs, you encounter a range of students from varying backgrounds with different pursuits. Students may be recently graduated, have experience in the field or pursuing a career change. NC State’s Master of Soil Science Online Program attracts all of these students. We spoke to two students this month about their experiences with[…] Read More

Keith Edmisten + NC State’s Crop Biotechnology Program

We had the recent opportunity to catch up with Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Keith Edmisten to learn more about his background, NC State’s Crop Biotechnology Program, and the courses he teaches. Dr. Edmisten’s Background First, let’s take a look at Dr. Edmisten’s background: Having grown up on a farm in North Carolina’s Iredell County,[…] Read More

Dr. Rich Cooper of the Turfgrass Science Program

Within the NC State Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is a program that has recently received national recognition. The NC State Turfgrass Science Program is an excellent opportunity for students who want to study in this interesting field and learn more about the potential careers available. This month we caught up with Dr. Rich[…] Read More

The New Crop Science Certificate: Expanding Possibilities

NC State online programs are known for their comprehensive array of choices available to students wanting to pursue higher education through alternative means. The selection of programs available in the field of Crop and Soil Sciences has now increased, with the addition of the Certificate in Crop Science, introduced at the undergraduate level. This newly[…] Read More

An Inside Look at the Soil Science Society of America

Many professionals in the United States are part of larger communities of research and support, and that’s definitely true for Soil Science. Organizations and professional societies give members of certain fields opportunities to network, access resources for professional development and attend workshops, conferences and other educational opportunities. In this month’s Soil Science Online Blog, we[…] Read More