Sandall receives honor from ag society

Monday, November 13, 2017

Leah Sandall, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln distance education coordinator for agronomy and horticulture, has been honored with the 2017 Extension Educational Materials Program Certificate of Excellence from the American Society of Agronomy under the category of posters.

The poster was presented at the ag societies International Annual Meeting, “Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future,” Oct. 22–25 in Tampa. It was one of four posters receiving this certificate in recognition of the development of outstanding agronomic extension educational material.

Sandall's poster provides an overview of the Online Professional Certificate in Plant Breeding and Genetics developed and administered out of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. This certificate is a non-academic, professional certificate program for agriculture professionals looking to expand their knowledge and application of plant breeding and genetics topics.

She is a Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence honoree who likes to use a full scope of teaching and engagement for online learners. Her online learning environment design blends video, animation, visuals, presentation, reading and instant feedback quizzing to keep the learner in an active role, underpinned by the learning outcomes.

More information on the Online Professional Certificate in Plant Breeding and Genetics program can be found at

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