About Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the online Plant Breeding and Genetics Professional Certificate to provide professionals the training they need to advance their careers, improve their work productivity, and further their understanding of the cutting-edge technology and methods used for plant breeding and genetics. Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) can particularly benefit from this program—in addition to learning new skills, all the modules in the program earn CCAs continuing education units (CEUs).

Designed for busy professionals, the practical and thorough coursework can be completed entirely online. It is not required for learners to visit the UNL campus. Covering a broad scope of key topics in the seed and plant breeding industry, the online modules give learners around the world access to the expertise of UNL faculty.

Feed & Energize Our World

The United Nations projects that our world will be home to 9.7 billion people by 2050. There is a desperate need for more efficient and hardy crops to feed this staggering population. Learners of this program are at the front lines of tackling this global issue of food production. Through the program’s coursework, learners attain skills needed to nurture the next generation of seeds to energize the world and the future!

At a Glance