Utah State University will offer classes in horticulture and animal science at Utah Valley State College beginning in May as part of a new agriculture program.

The horticulture class, Plant Science 290, will run from May 4 to June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Charles Bigo, a USU adjunct lecturer, will teach the class.The animal science course on horse production practices runs from May 5 to June 4. Craig Burrell, a USU extension animal scientist, will teach the course.

The cooperative effort between the two schools will enable students at UVSC to complete an associate's degree and eventually a bachelor of science in agriculture without leaving Utah County. Gary Wixom, dean of continuing education, said the two colleges are just starting cooperative efforts that will lead to other courses through distance learning.

USU and UVSC have just completed a greenhouse for the new agriculture program. New faculty are being hired to work in the new program. For information, call 222-8450.