A modern farm operation is a complex business. Whether you intend to manage a farm, work as an employee, manager and/or business owner in the agricultural and food service and/or value added sectors you will need an education that prepares you to succeed in today’s Agri-Food industry. Our two-year Diploma in Agriculture will set you up for a future of opportunity and success.
The program gives you not only technical and academic knowledge in a wide range of subjects, but also practical experience. You will learn about crop and livestock production, business management communication and leadership. In addition, you will develop critical thinking skills and an awareness of diverse perspectives, so that you are prepared to work effectively in today’s global community where international events affect local prices and trends.
You will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of both the practices and principles that inform the Agri-Food industry. As a graduate, you will also be eligible for membership in the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (MIA) as a Technical Agrologist.
Our graduates find career opportunities in all sectors of the Agri-Food industry. They are involved in marketing and financial services, livestock production, crop management, agricultural merchandising, communications and agricultural research. Specific job titles include:
• Agriculture Loans Manager
• Agricultural Manufacturer Product Support
• Grain Buyer
• Crop Input Sales Representative
• Research Technician
• Farm Manager
Year One provides an overview of the production, marketing and management of agricultural products. In Year Two, you will choose one of four streams:
Focuses on the business side of agriculture, including finance and credit, merchandising, sales, agricultural policy, financial risk management, etc.
Explores methods of weed control, plant disease, soil conservation, soil fertility, forage and pasture management, as well as specialty crops.
Teaches how to manage livestock operations, with a focus on animal health and welfare, and production and management of beef, dairy, poultry, equine and swine herds.
Offers a diversified education through courses in business-, crop- and livestock management. If you want to explore your options in agri-business or you plan to manage a diverse operation, this general stream is ideal.
Each stream culminates in a major management planning or financial analysis project that relates directly to your personal interests.
Reflects Farming Seasons
To accommodate students with farming obligations, our Diploma program extends over two academic sessions from mid-September to early April.
Gain valuable work experience through summer jobs and help finance your education.
Finance Your Education
The Faculty, industry and other partners offer many scholarships and bursaries, including major awards for the best academic work.