Objectifs du programme

The Farm Management and Technology program prepares students to practise the occupation of farm business manager.

Farm business managers plan, organize, direct and monitor farm operation and development activities in livestock or crop production.

In particular, they:

- manage farm assets as either sole owner or co-owner, or as manager
- oversee the general management of livestock breeding, crop cultivation, harvesting, processing and storage as well as marketing the farm products
- hire the necessary human resources, whether on a seasonal or annual basis, and, if needed, retain the services of specialized professionals
- select technologies, equipment and inputs in accordance with their values and business goals
- ensure compliance with the various rules and regulations applicable to agricultural practices

Farm business managers carry out their work on many types of farms that vary in size, have different forms of corporate, technical, legal, economic and financial organization, and have different environments.

Because of the nature of their work, farm business managers must possess knowledge and skills in two main areas of expertise: management and entrepreneurship, and farm technology. Their managerial skills have a major impact on the farm’s success.

Durée de la formation

Spécifique (heures)Totale (heures)
19502610

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
021N Analyze the organization and operation of an agricultural business
021P Interpret agronomic data of an agricultural production
021Q Ensure occupational health and safety
021R Carry out a sequence of agricultural production tasks
021S Take action to protect the environment
021T Manage the use of lands, woodlots and farm buildings
021U Communicate in the workplace
021V Carry out routine administrative operations in an agricultural production business
021W Manage the use of the agricultural machinery and equipment pool
021X Manage the employees of an agricultural business
021Y Choose an agricultural production method
021Z Choose an agricultural production system
0220 Organize agricultural production activities
0221 Coordinate agricultural production operations
0222 Ensure the quality of an agricultural production
0223 Plan the annual production of an agricultural business
0224 Market agricultural products and services
0225 Conduct applied research and development activities
0226 Evaluate an agricultural production cycle
0227 Establish an agricultural business development plan
0228 Carry out an innovative agricultural project
0229 Analyze the occupation
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1950

Conditions d'admission et préalables

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Organismes scolaires offrant le programme

Collège J/S
Macdonald College

Entrepreneur de services agricoles

Les entrepreneures et les entrepreneurs de services agricoles, aussi appelés surveillants d’exploitations agricoles ou gestionnaires de ferme, supervisent le personnel, l’approvisionnement et les activités quotidiennes d’une production agricole. Ils élaborent un plan de développement d’une production agricole (végétale ou animale), planifient la production annuelle, et gèrent le parc d’équipements et les bâtiments. Dans le cadre de leurs fonctions, ils peuvent avoir à effectuer la mise en service des produits agricoles. C’est un métier essentiel pour qui aiment les animaux et le plein air. Un emploi comme entrepreneur des services agricoles convient aux personnes actives, débrouillardes et dotées d’un bon leadership.

Formation(s) connexe(s)

Production animale

Salaire moyen

Entrepreneur de services agricoles — 21,90 $

Appellation(s) d'emploi

Agriculteur/agricultrice (sauf pépinière et poisson)
Gestionnaire de ferme
Gestionnaire de pépinière
Gestionnaire de serre
Patron/patronne de ferme
Responsable de troupeaux