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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.

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Class ID: 3043

Start date: 01/03/23

End date: 02/24/23

CRN Number: N11043

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 2720

Start date: 08/22/22

End date: 10/14/22

CRN Number: N31720

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Call 403-556-4740 to register

Class ID: 3049

Start date: 07/04/23

End date: 07/14/23

CRN Number: N31047

Tuition: $799.00

Class ID: 3048

Start date: 04/03/23

End date: 05/26/23

CRN Number: N11048

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 3047

Start date: 01/03/23

End date: 02/24/23

CRN Number: N11047

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 2721

Start date: 08/22/22

End date: 10/14/22

CRN Number: N31721

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Call 403-556-4740 to register

Class ID: 3046

Start date: 02/27/23

End date: 04/21/23

CRN Number: N11046

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 3045

Start date: 10/17/22

End date: 12/09/22

CRN Number: N41045

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 3044

Start date: 02/27/23

End date: 04/21/23

CRN Number: N11044

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online

Class ID: 2933

Start date: 10/17/22

End date: 12/09/22

CRN Number: N41933

Instructional Method: Online

Tuition: $799.00

Location: Online