The next course, Aviation in American Agriculture, will be offered from 6-8 p.m., April 21, April 28 and May 5, in AA137 of the Hobble Academic Building. The May 5 class will be held at the Mid-America Air Museum.

Cast against the panorama of agriculture in North America spanning the Jefferson's era of the idealized "yeoman farmer" to today's agribusiness, the role of aviation in agriculture will be examined through readings, discussion and International Flying Farmers member guest speakers. The course will culminate with a visit to the Mid-America Air Museum's extensive collection of related aircraft, artifacts and archives.
The instructor is Jim Bert, director of Mid-America Air Museum. His research into the history of crop dusting, the International Flying Farmers, the American farm family and the science of agriculture will culminate in a major new exhibition planned for 2013 and provides the basis for this course.
These classes require no homework, out-of-class preparation or testing. The class is $35. Enroll online call toll-free 877-404-5823 or enroll at