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Learning that fits your life

Our specialty is capturing opportunities and building relationships to offer extended learning programs in agriculture. We deliver credit and non-credit certificate programs, short courses and workshops in formats that work for you. Our courses are available through distance education, at various training locations or right here on campus.

Bulk Milk Graders Certification

The Bulk Milk Grader’s course provides the training necessary for both Bulk Milk Tank Drivers and Dairy Receivers to be licensed by the NS Department of Agriculture. This course is offered over a three-day period with a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning. Participants must achieve a 70% on both the written and grading exams to receive certification.

Truro- May 16- 17, 2018

The Modern Beekeeper

In this two-day module, you will become familiar with the Atlantic Canadian Bee Industry including pertinent regulations. You will gain a good understanding and application of bee biology and look at business costs surrounding successful and profitable production.

Truro - April 7-8, 2018

Master Gardener Summer School 

This summer school encompasses a week of great learning activities for the classroom and outdoors and is open to anyone with an interest in expanding his or her gardening knowledge and skills.

Truro - July 9 - 13, 2018

The New Prairie Landscape Course

This ONLINE course is to provide an opportunity to further your plant identification skills while learning about the use of plants in a specific context, in this case, the creation of what has come to be called the ‘new prairie landscape'.

Online- April 1- June 1, 2018

Positive Animal Training: The Science of Applied Behaviour Analysis

This 12 week, ONLINE course, provides a one-on-one approach to help each student develop the necessary skills to train animals using positive reinforcement. This course offers a collaborative learning approach with students working through, lesson by lesson, at the same pace. As a student, you will be applying theory and scientific research to practice by documenting weekly progress through record keeping and videos. This course will help you become skilled at identifying wanted behaviours, goal setting, planning, training and understanding your animal.

Online- June 18- September 9, 2018

Pesticide Applicator's Certification

This four-day course is excellent preparation if you are writing the Pesticide Applicator's Examination. You will learn the basic principles and practices of safe use, handling and storage of pesticides.  Information is presented about the ground application of pesticides but does not include aerial spraying

Truro- April 10- 13, 2018

Tractor Safety

If you operate a tractor and farm machinery you know that safety is important. This 2-day course is designed to increase awareness and test competency of  tractor operators with regards to safe operation and use of farm tractors and implements.

Truro- April 21 - 22, 2018


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