AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT WELCOME

Our area is well-known for its modern dairy and poultry farms, berry farms, ornamental nurseries and greenhouses and for its sophisticated use of integrated pest management techniques. A wide variety of other livestock and plant species are also produced locally, with over 250 different commodities produced in British Columbia. Our graduates are sought after as employees in our diverse industry, finding employment in the greater agri-service sector as well as going home to their family farms.

To serve our students and the agriculture industry, our programs combine theory and principles with practical training in horticulture, integrated pest management and livestock production. Our instructors have practical work experience as well as formal, university educations, so they can teach students how to do something, as well as why something is done. We are fortunate in being able to place our students in a wide variety of work experience opportunities to gain even more practical skills.

In addition to using local producers and agri-businesses for “real world” experience, we have greenhouse and barn facilities on the Chilliwack campus. Students spend part of their time, both in and out of class, working with plants or animals in our facilites. Students are responsible for producing greenhouse and nursery crops, and are alsoresponsible for raising livestock as part of our course requirements. Students also participate in a wide variety of local field trips to gain more experience. Local agricultural professionals regularly join our classes to give guest lectures on special topics, and many of these professionals hire our graduates.

We welcome both full and part time students, and you can begin your studies in either September or January. Entrance requirements are fairly simple, we ask that you have high school graduation with English 11, Math 11 and a Science 11 course. Up-grading is available if you need it.

 

Please enjoy browsing through our website, and if you have any questions, contact us directly at shelley.hayes@ufv.ca or phone us at 604-795-2813.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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