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Diploma in Agriculture program

  • A modern farm operation is a complex business. Whether you want to operate a farm or work on the business end of agriculture, you’ll need an education that prepares you to succeed in today’s agri-food industry.

    Diploma in agriculture graduates leave UM with a well-rounded understanding of both the practices and principles that inform the agri-food industry.

    The two-year diploma in agriculture program gives you technical and academic knowledge in a wide range of subjects, as well as practical experience. You will learn about resource management, finance, communication and leadership to prepare you to work effectively in today’s global community where international events affect local prices and trends.

    The first year of the program provides an overview of the production, marketing and management of agricultural products.  In year two, you will choose one of four streams:

  • A student stands at the top of a grain truck taking samples.
  • Business management

    Focus on the business side of agriculture, including finance and credit, merchandising, sales, agricultural policy, financial risk management, among other areas.

  • Crop management

    Investigate weed control, plant disease, soil conservation and fertility, forage and pasture management, specialty crops, and diversification via horticultural crops.

  • General agriculture

    Study business, crop, and livestock management. If you want to explore your options in agribusiness or you plan to manage a diverse operation, this general stream is ideal.

  • Livestock management

    Learn 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.

Courses available to the public (non-degree/non-credit courses)

School of Agriculture Arboriculture Course

Designed for those interested in caring for their trees as hobbyists, for landscaping and horticultural professionals, as well as, for tree care workers who are preparing for the ISA exam.

Beekeeping for the hobbyist

Offered jointly by the Department of Entomology, the University of Manitoba, and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development. The 9 evening lecture series begins in January and covers a broad range of topics about the nature of beekeeping.

Manitoba Agronomists Conference

The Manitoba Agronomists' Conference (MAC) is an annual forum to discuss the latest developments and trends in crop production, crop protection and soil management in Manitoba. This conference is of interest to those working in research, extension, business, and consulting as it relates to the science and practice of agriculture.


Video celebrates Indigenous alumni of Diploma in Agriculture program

“Indigenous Voices – Sharing our Agricultural History and Journey” is a vivid and inspiring 24-minute film which features three Diploma in Agriculture alumni from different communities who share their path to the University of Manitoba and beyond. 

The series, which will include two additional videos, is the result of the ongoing partnership with the School of Agriculture and Indigenous community leaders.  The focus of the films is to provide a forum for the Manitoban Indigenous community to share their stories, history and culture with University of Manitoba students, staff and the Manitoba agri-food community.

Read full UM Today News article.

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    The School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba is established as a forerunner in the field of farm safety developing courses and workshops for agricultural students and producers.

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  • Ag Diploma 2020 and Beyond

    Learn about the history and partnerships that drive the evolution of this flagship Diploma in Agriculture academic program.


  • Diploma in Agriculture alumni are making an impact in their professional and personal lives. Even after you graduate, we hope you keep in touch - through reunions, visits to campus or networking with each other. We'd love to hear what you have been up to!

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236 Agriculture Building
66 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada