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Prepare to support the agri-service industry by gaining practical training in crop production systems, nutrition and protection. This entry-level program answers the industry's call for trained crop scouts possessing basic agronomic skills. Interactive online discussion is emphasized to meet your needs, and an on-campus Field School will cap the program of study. You may have had previous post-secondary training but lack specific knowledge in agriculture, or you may have agricultural experience in another country but require specific training in Western Canadian farming practices.
•5 eight-week online courses; 3 credits each
•1 blended courses that include face-to-face, hands-on sessions at the Olds College campus; 3 credits

***Please note that the online courses can be taken on a stand-alone basis, and they can be taken in any order. All 5 courses are all pre-requisites for the Field School.
It is recommended that you complete the 4 online courses prior to Field Scouting and Data Management.
Following completion of the program, the learner will be able to:
•Identify Western Canadian crops and associated production systems
•Interpret soil test reports and calculate fertilizer blends
•Document pest populations
•Implement integrated pest management plans
•Collect crop, pest and soil field data
•Use selected technologies – GPS, GIS, Digital Photography
•Communicate clearly and concisely with agricultural stakeholders

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Class ID: 779

Start date: 01/07/19

End date: 03/01/19

CRN Number: 11004

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 781

Start date: 08/26/19

End date: 10/18/19

CRN Number: 31003

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 773

Start date: 07/02/19

End date: 07/12/19

CRN Number: 31001

Tuition: $799.00

Class ID: 778

Start date: 04/08/19

End date: 05/31/19

CRN Number: 11003

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 777

Start date: 01/07/19

End date: 03/01/19

CRN Number: 11005

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 780

Start date: 08/26/19

End date: 10/18/19

CRN Number: 31002

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 776

Start date: 03/04/19

End date: 04/26/19

CRN Number: 11002

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 783

Start date: 10/21/19

End date: 12/13/19

CRN Number: 41002

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 775

Start date: 03/04/19

End date: 04/26/19

CRN Number: 11001

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online

Class ID: 782

Start date: 10/21/19

End date: 12/13/19

CRN Number: 41001

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location : Online