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From a Precision Agriculture Consortium to a Dual Master’s Degree in Sustainable Agriculture

  • G. Vellidis (a1), F. Morari (a2), A. Battisti (a2), A. Berti (a2), M. Borin (a2), J. Broder (a3), M. Cabrera (a1), R. Cattarinussi (a2), D. Franklin (a1), V. McMaken (a3), D. Shilling (a2) and W. Vencill (a1)...
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The University of Georgia (USA) is partnering with the University of Padova (Italy) for a dual Master’s degree program in sustainable agriculture, promoting collaboration on some of the biggest challenges facing agriculture today. This innovative program which was launched during 2016 provides students with outstanding training and a unique opportunity to learn about the challenges, opportunities, and leading edges of precision agriculture on another continent – an experience which will serve graduates well when they enter the job market in an increasingly global economy. This paper presents the goals of the program, the curriculum, and describes the opportunities available to prospective students. In addition it describes the process of developing the dual degree which can be used as guide by others wishing to develop similar programs.

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Helms RM 2014. Mapping International Joint and Dual Degrees: U.S. Program Profiles and Perspectives. Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC USA 20036.
Rizzardi K, Prostko E, Rains G, Vellidis G and Morari F 2007. Selective spraying of weeds in peanut. In: A. Aggelopoulou, S. Blackmore, T. Gemtos, S. Fountas (Eds.), Poster Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Precision Agriculture (6ECPA), Skiathos, Greece, pp6.
Vellidis G, Rizzardi K, Prostko E and Rains G 2006. Can VRA Reduce Herbicide Costs? The Precision Ag. Guide, p. 12–13, November 2006. The Precision Ag. Guide was an insert in the November issues of The Peanut Grower, Cotton Farming, and Dealer & Applicator, all industry trade magazines.
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