The Green Certificate Program
The Green Certificate Program is an industry driven agricultural training program. Its apprenticeship style of delivery ensures that participants learn through actively performing the skills required.
This means learning, hands-on, out in the barn, field or corral and getting dirty. It also means having a trainer who is knowledgeable and interested in the trainee's success.
What is a Green Certificate?
Green Certificate Specializations
What happens at Green Certificate testing?
Overall Program Direction & Decisions
Trainers and Testers
Farm Safety Resources
Events & Announcements
- National Agricultural Occupational Framework and Labour Market Support (NAOF) Focus Groups, now through to March 2016
All producers are invited to share their opinions on farm labour issues at one of 50 focus groups that will be held across Canada from now until March 2016. The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is spearheading the NAOF research project that will develop standardized descriptions of farm jobs from the entry to manager levels across 10 commodity areas. This expanded job data will then be converted into a set of tools that connect job and youth internship seekers with farmers that are hiring. It will also help farm workers to identify and access training required for career advancement as well as assist education providers to design training curriculum that best addresses agricultural industry needs. All producers are encouraged to participate. All travel and related expenses to attend the focus groups will be provided. To learn more about NAOF, click here.
- Labour Action Plan, A Call to Action
The Labour Task Force is made up of representatives from all regions and sectors of the Canadian agri-food value chain. Together they have identified eight unique labour challenges within the agricultural industry and have developed a Labour Action Plan to address them. Two key needs have been identified as being an increase in the supply of labour and to improve the knowledge and skills of workers in the industry. A Call to Action has been put out to provide your support by writing a letter and or making a contribution towards Labour Action Plan implementation activities. For more information, click here.
- Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) have joined forces to offer an award designed to encourage students to improve their communication and leadership skills through a national competition.
FMC and CADAP are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and will award three winners with scholarships towards furthering their education in agriculture. First place stands to win $1,500.
The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a on a subject related to farm management.
Students are asked to submit a multimedia presentation, a video, a Twitter chat, a blog or a Wiki, responding to the following question:
How can the agricultural industry best support young farmers looking to succeed in an ever-competitive and complex global marketplace?
To take part in the competition, please apply on the FMC website at www.fmc-gac.com.