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New and Upcoming Courses

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.

Effective Facilitation

Truro - June 12-13, 2017
Registration deadline Monday June 1, 2017

There are no secret pills that make dealing with these dynamics easy. However, Effective Facilitation will present a basic introduction to theories, strategies, skills and tools that can be helpful in dealing effectively with them.

Nova Scotia Tractor Safety Course

Antigonish - April 29 & 30, 2017 - Registration Deadline Friday, April 21st.
Port Williams - May 6 & 7, 2017 - Registration Deadline Friday, April 28th.

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


Master Gardener Training Program (Online)

October/November/February class intakes

Get together with other gardeners who share a passion for horticulture and are dedicated to learning and growing their knowledge to share with their community.  The Master Gardener training program caters to participants who have a passion for gardening, wanting to expand their knowledge in the horticulture field, or wanting to become a Master Gardener!  The training program consists of four independent-study classes available online and a one-week, on-site summer school.  Participants have the opportunity to take one course or all courses.

Commercial Queen Bee Production

June 27-28 and August 2, 2017

Make way for the Queen!

This 3-part course will provide the experienced beekeeper with various techniques to produce honey bee queens for their own use and to sell to others in the industry. This introduction will include discussions of honey bee genetics and development of a breeding program to meet individual objectives, as well as demonstrating the techniques and equipment required to produce healthy, productive queen bees.

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