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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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    Degree

    • Diploma in Agriculture

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

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    Program options

    • Business management
    • Crop management
    • Livestock management
    • General agriculture

Program details

The Diploma in Agriculture is a hands-on two-year program designed for those who plan to manage farms or pursue careers in the agricultural and food service and/or value added sectors.

Expected duration: 2 years

Students are required to complete a minimum of 93 credit hours of study.

Students must complete the course requirements for the program core and one of the four program options to specialize in an area of interest.

Program options are available in:

  • Business management
  • Crop management
  • Livestock management
  • General agriculture

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences offers Diploma Advising throughout the program. Our advisors can help ensure you stay on the right track and help you find the right resources to reach your goals.

Career opportunities for Diploma in Agriculture graduates

  • Farm owner/manager
  • Agricultural manufacturer product support
  • Agriculture loans manager
  • Grain buyer
  • Crop input sales representative
  • Customer relations manager
  • Research technician

Graduates of the Agriculture Diploma program meet education eligibility requirements to register with Agrologists Manitoba as Technical Agrologists (Tech.Ag.).

Sample course offerings

  • DAGR 0480: Introductory Farm Management (3 credit hours)
  • PLNT 0410: Crop Production Principles and Practices (4 credit hours)
  • ABIZ 0730: Financial Risk Management (3 credit hours)
  • ABIZ 0440: Agricultural Economics and Marketing 1 (4 credit hours)
  • DAGR 0910: Integrated Sustainable Agri-Food Systems (3 credit hours)
  • ABIZ 2610: Agricultural Law (3 credit hours)
  • ANSC 0730: Horse and Stable Management (3 credit hours)
  • BIOE 0700: Agricultural Buildings and Environments (4 credit hours)
  • ENTM 0620: Beekeeping (2 credit hours)
  • FOOD 1000: Food Safety Today and Tomorrow (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Diploma in Agriculture program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. Direct entry applicants require the following:

  • A minimum average of 60 per cent over the following:
    • English 40S
    • Mathematics 40S or 45S
    • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science 40S

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students may apply under the Special Consideration Category, more detailed information can be found in the Agriculture Diploma Bulletin (PDF).

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission decisions are based on the applicant's qualifications and the ability of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and the University of Manitoba to serve the applicant’s intended program of study and area of specialization.

How to apply

Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120

Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the Start or continue your application button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency and other documents.

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Includes the Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences and Physical Geography programs.

Includes Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Studies programs.

Includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agroecology, Food Science and Human Nutritional Sciences.

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