VESTA (Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance) Regional Center of Excellence is a National Science Foundation funded initiative hosted by the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station. VESTA is a partnership of two year schools in mid-America providing online courses leading to a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in either enology or viticulture. Online coursework is enriched with hands-on field experiences that provide students classroom and laboratory experiences at an approved vineyard or winery in their local area. Partner schools are currently in Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma. Additional partner schools are being identified in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. education in grape growing and winemaking. For detailed information about courses, schedules, faculty, etc. please go to www.vesta-usa.org
The Missouri Pathways Partnership is a collaborative effort among Missouri State University, Missouri State University - West Plains, and Crowder Collegecreating a higher education cluster to develop and implement a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S) in Agriculture degree completion program.
The distance learning classrooms, are interactive videoconferencing rooms at Faurot Hall 205 and 106. The Springfield Outreach Program, offers several degrees at Mountain Grove.