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.
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)
farmer (except nursery and fish farm)
Labour market relation
In the work force (Information from the MEES)
|Number or code
||Statement of the competency
||Analyze the organization and operation of an agricultural business
||Interpret agronomic data of an agricultural production
||Ensure occupational health and safety
||Carry out a sequence of agricultural production tasks
||Take action to protect the environment
||Manage the use of lands, woodlots and farm buildings
||Communicate in the workplace
||Carry out routine administrative operations in an agricultural production business
||Manage the use of the agricultural machinery and equipment pool
||Manage the employees of an agricultural business
||Choose an agricultural production method
||Choose an agricultural production system
||Organize agricultural production activities
||Coordinate agricultural production operations
||Ensure the quality of an agricultural production
||Plan the annual production of an agricultural business
||Market agricultural products and services
||Conduct applied research and development activities
||Evaluate an agricultural production cycle
||Establish an agricultural business development plan
||Carry out an innovative agricultural project
||Analyze the occupation
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1950