Online Courses in Agricultural Systems Management & Technology

Program Summary
Cost per credit hour:

2023-2024: Graduate $600 | Undergraduate $435
2024-2025: Graduate $610 | Undergraduate $440
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3 Hours

3 Hours

The Agricultural Systems Management & Technology program is a course-share supported by three universities, each with a strong presence in the agricultural world. Learn more about the programs at each university.

How does it work?

Courses are taught by experts from around the nation through a partnership called AG IDEA. You will interact with students from other universities as well as your own through innovative, hands-on lab activities. Taking courses online will provide you the flexibility to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.

Field of golden wheat on a beautiful day with a combine pouring the harvest into a grain truck.

Courses cover a variety of areas.

  • Renewable energy
  • Agriculture safety and health
  • Bioprocesses
  • Agriculture technology
  • Grain quality, drying, and storage
  • Chemical application systems
  • And more!

Visit the undergraduate course planner to see a list of all courses currently offered.

What will I learn in these courses?

  • Develop, create, and implement safety and health programs, learn strategies to reduce accidents, and understand the laws and regulations of agriculture safety and health.
  • Discover how technology can help producers and elevators address the critical issues of grain quality, drying, and storage.
  • Discover how agricultural technology can help producers and other agricultural industry specialists in maximizing profits while maintaining and/or improving the natural resources we depend on.

AG IDEA Student Handbook

Undergraduate courses in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture and food safety, grain preservation, and machinery management and technology.

List of Courses

University Contact
These campus coordinators can help you navigate Great Plains IDEA. Click on the university name to learn more about how Great Plains IDEA works at that campus. Iowa State Online
Ashley Schultz
Melissa Sailors
University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Andrew Isola is a community development graduate student at K-State.I have worked in the nonprofit arena for many years. The idea of returning to school for my master’s degree was daunting, especially given my typical work schedule of long and varied hours. However, knowing that I could earn my master’s degree in Community Development through Great Plains IDEA and that it would fit around my work and personal needs put me at ease. Multiple times throughout my coursework I have learned a theory, process, or skill one evening, gone to work the next morning, and applied what I learned the night before in my job.

– – Andrew Isola, Community Development Master's Student,
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