NewsIndustryFeds, Ontario Government Give Money for Ag Skills Training

Feds, Ontario Government Give Money for Ag Skills Training

-

The Ontario and federal governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership will give money to support labour and training needs in the farming sector, the Ontario government says in a news release on Oct. 2. This includes more than $180,000 for the development of a new college program which will provide education and training in the latest agricultural equipment.

“Access to skilled labour is critical on farms and in processing facilities and this pilot program will help farmers meet their labour needs while allowing more Canadians to obtain meaningful and challenging employment in the agricultural and agri-food sector,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, says in the release.

Conestoga College will create, launch and deliver a pilot program to expand the training opportunities for current farm sector employees and better prepare those interested in careers in agriculture to work on farms in key areas, the release notes. Students will learn skilled trades in high demand areas such as spraying and fertilizing operations, custom tillage and harvesting operations.

Trending This Week

Unwashed raw fresh potatoes

THIS is the Year I Can Put the Most Dollars in Potato Growers’ Pockets

If I were a potato, this is not the year I’d have chosen to grow. First, spuds grown across nearly all of the western half...
Tubers infected with potato wart

P.E.I. Potato Wart Discovery Sees All U.S. Potato Exports Halted

0
After potato wart was found in P.E.I. this year, all potato exports from the Island to the U.S. have been temporarily halted by the...
Canola

Are Cover Crops an Answer to Mitigating Climate Change?

0
There is a lot of talk about climate change. Many people point to agriculture as one of the potential sources to the answer of...
French fries

North American French Fry Exports Jump 32.5 Per cent

0
French fry processors in North American exported 32.5 per cent more french fries and other frozen potato products to offshore markets during the third...
Potato plants growing in a field

European Potato Growers Harvest Good Potato Crop

0
Despite a wet summer with slow and difficult harvesting conditions potato growers in Europe were able to harvest a good potato crop, but increased...