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Agriculture

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Prepare for entry into the dynamic world of agriculture. With UFV's Agriculture programs, you learn theory, core principles, and receive practical training in horticulture production and protection, integrated pest management, and livestock production.

Gain valuable hands-on training at UFV's barn, laboratory and greenhouse facilities.

View business operations and industry techniques first hand from engaging field trips.

Build valuable connections with local agriculture and horticulture business through practicums.

2-year diploma program

Agriculture Technology diploma

Gain the technical knowledge, practical skills and hands-on experience in agriculture production, business management, and marketing techniques. The Agriculture Technology diploma is the perfect program to prepare you to navigate changes in and apply key skills to modern agricultural production.

1-year certificate programs

Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate

Expand your knowledge and skills with practical, hands-on activities in the Agriculture Technology department greenhouses. The Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate qualifies you for work as an assistant in field crop production and in government positions. You may also become a technician in a greenhouse, nursery, garden centre, landscape company or grounds maintenance company.

Livestock Production certificate

Gain essential know-how and skills to manage operations in animal husbandry where you will manage operations on dairy, beef, sheep, goats, poultry, equine, or hog farms or to launch a career off-farm in agribusiness management, sales, marketing, or research.

Essentials certificate programs

Berry Production essentials certificate

Secure essential knowledge to begin a career in berry production with the Berry Production essentials certificate. This certificate program ladders into the Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate.

This program is offered in the fall semester, odd years only.

Current Agricultural Practices essentials certificate

Earn a post-credential certificate with the Current Agricultural Practices essentials certificate that will help you meet the professional development needs of agriculturists.

Field Vegetable Production Essentials certificate

Equip yourself with practical and theoretical training to prepare you for a career in field vegetable production. This certificate program ladders into the Horticulture Crop Production and Protection certificate.

This program is offered in the fall semester, even years only.

Associate certificate programs

Integrated Pest Management associate certificate

Prepare for entry-level pest scout positions with an Integrated Pest Management associate certificate, a skill that plays a key role in agriculture today. 

Milker Technician associate certificate

Learn to milk high-producing dairy cows efficiently, following sanitary procedures and correct milking techniques.

Degree programs

Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Horticulture major

Develop the perfect mix of technical, communication, and business skills to prepare you to play a leading role in the region's agricultural sector with the Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Horticulture major.

Bachelor of Business Administration, Agriculture Management

Obtain the Bachelor of Business Administration, Agriculture Management, designed for professionals who have been working in this growing industry for two years or more and would like to advance their career by studying at a university that has a recognized track record of agricultural excellence in teaching.

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