Wisconsin’s Farm and Industry Short Course to undergo changes
The University of Wisconsin’s Farm and Industry Short Course is undergoing some changes.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Kate VandenBosch says the current 16-week residential student format no longer meets the needs of many farmers and other agribusiness owners who can’t spare workers for four months in a year and who no longer see winter as a ‘down-time’ for their businesses.
VandenBosch says starting next year, the short course will be non-credit and participants will have the flexibility to take the courses they want, as time allows. She says there will be in-person and virtual formats, and some programs offered on nights and weekends.