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Associate Diploma In Agriculture

2 Years (4 semesters) Start/Intake: September

About this program

Combine practical experiences in agricultural production with the technical and scientific skills required to successfully operate a farm or work in agribusiness.

As you learn the science, technology, and business of agriculture, you can focus your studies in the areas of agribusiness, crops, livestock, or fruit and vegetable production. In this program you will learn about current industry issues and research solutions through classroom teaching and laboratory sessions.


  • Learn from experienced instructors with exceptional links to Ontario’s agricultural community
  • Applied farm production and agribusiness curriculum focus
  • Instructors share agriculture research issues and solutions in class
  • Optional experiential learning credits are offered through international study opportunities


  • Excellent job placement rates and starting salaries
  • Start making connections with agriculture industry professionals during your studies
  • The Grower Pesticide Safety Course Exam is completed within the the Applied Weed Science course
  • Gateway to additional post-secondary opportunities including undergraduate degree programs, applied degree programs, post-diploma certifications and industry accreditation

And what..

.. courses would you take?
.. career opportunities do graduates have?

Come check this program out at Applicant Information Days on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 or Red Carpet Day on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To discuss this program in more detail, please contact:

Alison McMahon
Alison McMahon, Campus Recruitment Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63256
John Zandrstra
John Zandstra, Academic Program Co-ordinator
519-674-1500 x63627

Brian Hess
"I learned a lot about agriculture at Ridgetown from excellent agriculture researchers and instructors. I was surprised to learn how many job opportunities there are working on, or, off the farm. I’m planning to build my confidence, knowledge, and skills working off our farm for a few years after I graduate; then return to the home dairy farm. Job possibilities in agriculture careers are excellent."
Brian Hess
Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Ayton, ON
Graduate (2017), Associate Diploma in Agriculture

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