Welcome to the Green Certificate Program

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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.

Green Certificate Specializations

Beekeeping Technician | Resources
Cow-Calf Technican | Supervisor | Resources
Dairy Technician | Supervisor | Resources
Equine Technician | Resources
Feedlot Technician | Supervisor | Resources
Field Crop Technician | Supervisor | Resources
Irrigated Crop Technician | Supervisor | Resources
Sheep Technician | Supervisor | Resources
Swine Technician | Supervisor | Resources

Contact Us

Overall Program Direction & Decisions Regional Coordinators

What is a Green Certificate? Testing

What happens at Green Certificate testing? Employment

Step Up Mentorship Program
Green Certificate Employment Directory
WCB Claims

Trainee Information

Trainers and Testers
Trainer and Tester Information
School Representatives
School Representative Information Alberta Education Course Codes & Names

Regional Coordinators
Quickplace Access

Farm Safety Resources
Alberta Farm Safety Program

AGR 3000 Pre-requisite

Additional Resources
Training Colony Staff

Agricultural Events in Alberta


AILCA to host Agriculture Labour Summit
October 30, 2014

The Agriculture Industry Labour Council of Alberta (AILCA) is pleased

to host the 2014 Agriculture Labour Summit – Putting the ‘Action’ in the
National Labour Plan, to be held in Red Deer, Alberta on October 30, 2014,
at the Black Knight Inn. Registration is $50 until September 15 and $75
thereafter and includes lunch and breaks. All are welcome.

To register go to:

The one-day event will feature speakers on:

Global Trends and Labour Needs in Canadian Agriculture, Michael Burt,
Conference Board of Canada
Labour Task Force Report: What is happening in Canada now?,
Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, CAHRC
Recruitment Strategies and Challenges, Cheryl Knight, Workforce
Development Consultant
Skill and Career Development in Agriculture: available tools and
local resources, panel discussion
TFW Streams: What works well and industry challenges, panel discussion
Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Program, breakout sessions (2)
Dealing with Cultural Diversity, Tina Varughese, tWorks,
Cross-Cultural Communications Consultant
Improving Your Workplace, Mike Kotelko, Highland Feeders
TFWP Success Stories, TBA
Industry Supports Panel, TBA

Are you having trouble attracting and retaining labour?
If so, this conference is for you.
Registration is limited to 200 participants.

Grab your video camera, digital camera or even your cell phone

Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip to
attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference, all expenses paid. The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one of a kind event that brings diverse industry experts and stakeholders together from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, taking place in Winnipeg, November 19-21, 2014.

To enter this the competition, contestants must be young farmers (20-40) and

produce a video, one minute or less in duration, that demonstrates: What does the future of Canadian agriculture look like to you? Farm Management Canada must receive the completed application form and video submission no later than October 24, 2014. The names of the winners will be announced October 31, 2014.

For more information regarding how to apply and full competition rules,

please visit http://www.fmc-gac.com/content/y-we-farm.

Everything you always wanted to know about horses but didn’t know who to ask!

The General Horses 101 seminars cover the topics of horse care & nutrition; assessing stables; keeping horses at home; and horse selection. Presenters for the seminar are well-known horse industry professionals: Ron Anderson, Muffy Knox and Les Burwash/Doug Milligan. In response to requests from past Horses 101 participants, we have created a second seminar in the Horses 101 series for those wanting more in-depth information on horse behaviour and equipment. This seminar, Horses 201, will expand on these topics from the general seminar, including demonstration on live horses, and will be presented by Ron Anderson and Muffy Knox. You do not have to attend the 101 before attending the 201. Please note that these seminars may not be appropriate for children under the age of 10.

If your club or organization is interested in information on hosting a Horses 101 seminar in your area, please contact tvanbryce@albertahorseindustry.ca

Cow-Calfenomics 2014/2015 - Seizing Opportunities in the Alberta Cow-Calf Sector
Cow-Calfenomics is an information session designed for Alberta’s beef producers. The series focuses on enhancing farm business management knowledge and demonstrating tools available to enhance decision-making skills. This year’s seminar theme is Seizing Opportunities in the Alberta Cow-Calf Sector. For more information click here. Registration is free for students.

If you require any further information please contact the Provincial
Green Certificate Program Coordinator, Raelene Mercer at 780-968-3551
or by email: raelene.mercer@gov.ab.ca.

For more information about the content of this document, contact Raelene Mercer.
This document is maintained by Lindsay Rodriguez.
This information published to the web on May 23, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on September 17, 2014.