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Farm Management and Technology

Code 152.B0
SectorAgriculture and Fisheries (02)
Number of credits85 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2013.
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
Gestion et technologies d'entreprise agricole

Program objectives

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.

Length of training

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.

Admission conditions

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

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (8252)
Managers in agriculture (0821)
Managers in horticulture (0822)

Job titles

farmer (except nursery and fish farm)
farm manager
nursery manager
greenhouse manager
farm boss
herd superintendent

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
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