Agri-tech Training

Our Agritech Skills program is designed to teach learners about the various ways technology can be used to enhance farmers productivity and efficiency. The curriculum is designed to address the emerging issue of food insecurity. The program will tackle subjects such as weather sensors, IoT farming sensors, better WIFI connectivity, connected dashboards/apps, automated/robotic farm equipment and more.

Curriculum developed in partnership with:

Potential students

This entry-level Agritech program is designed for individuals working in farming, agriculture, input supply companies, associated sectors, agriculture departments and early-career scientists who want to build on their knowledge of practical agricultural production. This program covers the essential skills required for profitable agriculture production. Students will learn about the new technologies influencing the future of farming and how to to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Outcomes

Students will:

Learn about soil health – integration of data from in-ground, surface and aerial or satellite sensors study plant and crop growth & development (example – automation, sensors, satellite imagery, drones, etc.) Explore biotic and abiotic stresses Gain an understanding of pest and weed control Learn about current and future agricultural technologies including smart agriculture and how they will influence the future of agriculture and food production across the world

Gain technical knowledge to achieve better production and profitability Explore connectivity and communications from producer level through to researchers, business advisors, data analysis and management entities

With the shift of agriculture becoming more innovative, we plan on collaborating with other institutions in Canada to determine which training workshops we will need to implement smart agri-food projects around Eastern Ontario. This includes weather sensors, IoT farming sensors, better WIFI connectivity, connected dashboards/apps, automated/robotic farm equipment, and