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Agriculture

Department Head's Message

Our most important job is to train the next generation of farmers. Careers in production agriculture are diverse and dynamic.

You might start out as an entry level milker and soon find yourself in charge of training new staff, developing standard operating procedures or ensuring food safety compliance. The breadth of our Agriculture courses ensures that graduates have the versatility to tackle the challenges of farming.

Today's farmer needs to understand the regulatory requirements, and technical opportunities that help ensure a safe and tracible food supply. Farmers need to engage respectfully with society and be ready to meet or exceed evolving expectations around environmental protection. Farmers are bombarded with information.

Our goal is to help you to use scientific and financial information to make sound, evidence-based decisions for the farm.

In your agriculture courses you will learn about the fundamental biology, geology, and chemistry that is the foundation for plant and livestock production.

You will also learn about new techniques and practices that can make production more efficient in terms of labour, reduce inputs, support ecosystem services, and improve production.

You will learn to think about the farm as a business, because if you cannot sell it then you should not be growing it!

We are excited to be part of your educational journey and look forward to welcoming you to our programs.

Today's students are tomorrow's farmers.

Dr Renee Prasad‌
Department Head, Agriculture Technology‌

Renee teaching AGRI 323

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