ACS Distance Education have recently written and released a new 100- hour course called Agronomy II, which focusses on growing grains. This course has been written by ACS Academics who have many years experience and knowledge in the agronomy and crops industry.
This course covers not only cereals but also pulses (eg. beans) and pseudo grains (eg. Quinoa), which makes this course attractive for those wishing to get into growing newer crops and different markets.
Grains are a major part of farming world-wide and are a very significant food for both human and animal consumption. This is a very large industry, that encompasses not only the most common grains such as wheat and rice, but also many dozens of other grain crops such as Amaranth and Soybeans.
This course covers the following topics:
- Introduction to grains
- Cereal/grain infrastructure and machinery requirements
- Wheat, triticale, spelt, barley, oats, rye.
- Maize, Sorghum, millet
- Pulse crops
- Pseudo cereals
- Processing grains for human consumption
- Grains for livestock consumption
Students can enrol into our course at any time and courses are self paced with tutor support available when needed.
For more information on the Agronomy II course, please visit our website: