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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
•1 blended course that include face-to-face, hands-on sessions at the Olds College campus;

***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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All online classes have a 2-week registration deadline. In the event we have availability after this time, there will be an admin fee charged for processing a late registration. Please call 403-556-4740 to check availability.

 

 
 

Class ID: 4285

Start date: 01/13/25

End date: 03/07/25

CRN Number: N11285

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Available 4/30/2025

Class ID: 4091

Start date: 09/03/24

End date: 10/25/24

CRN Number: N31091

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 3754

Start date: 07/02/24

End date: 07/12/24

CRN Number: N31754

Tuition: $799.00

Class ID: 4289

Start date: 03/31/25

End date: 05/23/25

CRN Number: N11289

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Available 4/30/2025

Class ID: 4288

Start date: 01/13/25

End date: 03/07/25

CRN Number: N11288

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Available 4/30/2025

Class ID: 4094

Start date: 09/03/24

End date: 10/25/24

CRN Number: N31094

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 4287

Start date: 03/10/25

End date: 05/02/25

CRN Number: N11287

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Available 4/30/2025

Class ID: 4093

Start date: 10/28/24

End date: 12/20/24

CRN Number: N41093

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 4286

Start date: 03/10/25

End date: 05/02/25

CRN Number: N11286

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online

Available 4/30/2025

Class ID: 4092

Start date: 10/28/24

End date: 12/20/24

CRN Number: N41092

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $899.00

Location: Online