Program Spotlight: Agribusiness & Agriculture
March 7, 2022
Manitoba’s Ag College knows agriculture, and Assiniboine’s two-year Agribusiness diploma is one of our specialties: it gives you an in-depth education that’s focused on the science, business and technology of this ever-growing, ever-changing industry.
The Agribusiness diploma is unique; no two days in this program are the same. Some classes may have you inside a building, but rarely will you be in a traditional classroom all day long. Instead, modern labs equipped with microscopes, seeds and soils, as well as growth chambers, will become your home away from home.
And that’s when you’re on campus. Much of your time will also be spent doing hands-on activities, field trips and work placements. Evenly spaced throughout your two years, these experiences will give you a chance to network with others and build skills before graduation.
When you are on campus and not in a lab, you’ll spend time learning crop production practices, sales and marketing, soils and land management practices, precision agriculture, and other computer applications that today’s technology-driven agriculture is built on.
Careers in ag go beyond farming and ranching. When you get into the field of ag, there are an infinite number of options to pursue, both in rural and urban settings. Whether it’s working with crops or animals, building a corporate career, liaising with equipment dealers, or becoming employed with government agencies and co-operatives, agriculture is ingrained in our Prairie culture. No matter how or where you jump in, you’ll be contributing to, and participating in, the world’s food supply— how it’s produced, managed and dispersed.
And, if you already have a previous degree or diploma, consider taking Assiniboine’s Agriculture advanced diploma. Dive deep into fundamental agriculture topics such as crop production and protection, livestock production and environmental considerations with this eightmonth program. Build on your existing business education and make yourself more desirable to employers.
Get into the field of agriculture this September. To learn more about the Agribusiness program, visit assiniboine.net/agribusiness or attend a free, online information session. Go to assiniboine.net/infosession to register and to see upcoming dates and times.