Graduate Certificate in Agroforestry

Agroforestry is intensive land-use management combining trees and/or shrubs with crops and/or livestock. It also is new market opportunities. Sustainable agriculture. Land stewardship. Habitat for wildlife. Improved water quality. Diversified farm income.

This 12-hour online graduate certificate, from the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, provides students with agroforestry fundamentals as well as theoretical foundations in both the biophysical and socioeconomic components of agroforestry.

Designed for individuals with years of experience in agroforestry but lacking a formal credential, it is a perfect fit for those interested in or involved with the Peace Corps, or possessing a bachelor's degree in a related area but no formal training in agroforestry.

Holders of this certificate generally work as professional and consulting foresters, certified crop or horticulture advisors, extension agents, international development experts, soil and plant scientists, forestry and conservation science teachers and educators, and as forestry or soil and water conservation agents.

This online graduate certificate program is unique and fills a void worldwide. To the best of our knowledge, there are no similar programs in agroforestry elsewhere in the United States or abroad.

Required Courses
Agroforestry Fundamentals3
Agroforestry I: Theory, Practice and Adoption
Biophysical Foundation (choose two)6
Ecological Principles of Agroforestry
Agroforestry for Watershed Restoration
Watershed Management and Water Quality
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Socioeconomic Foundation (choose one)3
Agroforestry Economics and Policy
Natural Resource Policy/Administration

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Shibu Jose,
Department of Forestry, School of Natural Resources
203 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO  65211 
(573) 882-7045

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