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Doctor of Plant Health

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The world critically needs more sustainable production systems for food, fuel, fiber and landscapes.  The Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) program is a professional program that offers an exciting opportunity to those who want to be leaders and make a difference in these productions systems. Graduates from the program are in high demand... we are experiencing 100% employment upon graduation!


Addressing Biomedical Science's PhD Problem

This article notes the need for students seeking graduate degrees to evaluate future employment opportunities & seek diverse educational experiences during their graduate education. The DPH degree offers excellent opportunities to address these concerns.

Addressing Biomedical Science’s PhD Problem

AgPro podcasts featuring three DPH students

In the recent Farm Journal's AgPro podcasts, they asked three professionals, ”How is interdisciplinary training preparing consultants for today’s agronomic challenges?” The three professionals they asked were DPH graduates Dr. Josh Miller, Technical Market Manager at BASF and Dr. Justin McMechan Eastern Nebraska Extension/Assistant Professor at UNL and current DPH student Lee Briese.

To listen to the podcast featuring Dr. Josh Miller click here: AgPro Podcast: Details on the Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) Degree.

To listen to the podcast featuring Dr. Justin McMechan click here: AgPro Podcast: Benefits of completing a interdisciplinary program like the DPH program.

To listen to the podcast featuring Lee Briese click here: AgPro Podcast: Ag Consultants Seek Out Interdisciplinary Training.

DPH Students Attend Sustainable Agriculture Summit

Jacob Nikodym, Lee Briese, Lindsay Overmyer, Zach Rystrom, Chris Chen, Sarah Blecha, Emily Stine, Amy Hauver and Dr. Gary Hein
Students meeting with Jamie Powers, Environmental Defense Fund, Sustainability Project Manager

Dr. Gary Hein, DPH Director and eight DPH students attended the Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Kansas City November 15-16. The students attending were: Jacob Nikodym, Lee Briese, Lindsay Overmyer, Zach Rystrom, Chris Chen, Sarah Blecha, Emily Stine and Amy Hauver. The vision of the Sustainable Agriculture Summit is to strengthen the supply chain network of producers, agribusinesses, retailers, and influencers who drive continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability. The event provided opportunities for members of the agricultural supply chain to engage with leading experts and learn more about key sustainability challenges and opportunities.