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


The Art and Science of the Ag and Food Conversation
with Dr. Cami Ryan
You want to speak up and speak positively, and you know having those conversations can be challenging. Join us for a webinar designed to help you learn the art - and science - of having meaningful discussions about ag and food. It's one more tool in the continuing support we offer to help agvocates increase positive dialogue about ag.
Wednesday, April 16 1- 3:30 PM EST register now with our partner, Farm Management Canada, to participate in this webinar. It's quick and easy (and free) and will give you access to all Farm Management Canada live and recorded webinars.

In this webinar, Dr. Cami Ryan shares what she has learned in 20 years in agriculture. She's one of our industry's strongest advocates for agriculture, science and consumers. Her research interest range from exploring agricultural policy to examining how science is communicated and perceived by the public. An avid blogger and tweeter, she enjoys talking and writing about food and food production.

Attention: Young Farm Workers Green Certificate Students
Young Farm Worker Safety Training,
Tuesday April 29 Olds College
For further information and to register poster

Monsanto Fund's Commitment to Education
The Monsanto Fund is proud to support post-secondary education opportunities for farm families. By assisting young people from farm backgrounds in their pursuit of a college or university education in agriculture, we are investing in their future careers - and in the future of the agriculture industry in Canada.

Monsanto Fund is Helping Build Careers in Agriculture
The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is for Canadian high school students from family farms who have successfully enrolled at a Canadian educational institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture program.

If you have applied for entry into a college or university, but have not yet been accepted, you can still apply for a Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you must provide an acceptance letter from your educational institution.

Return your application (with all attachments) post-marked by May 30th, 2014. Successful applicants will each be awarded a scholarship valued at $1500, based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in the community. Selection will be made by an independent panel.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarships for High School Achievement

Sponsored by: Alberta Scholarship Programs.

Purpose: To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value: Up to $2,500

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and an Alberta resident; and plan to enroll or be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program or apprenticeship program.

Selection: A student must have a minimum combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade: Grade 10, 11 or 12. The minimum average, value of the award, and courses that can be used depend on the year the student graduated.

Click here to view the list of course requirements


Click here to:

-view and print the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for High School Achievement application form.

-find your post-secondary institution code number

-view a list of Frequently Asked Questions for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Application forms are also available from Alberta Scholarship Programs and at all Alberta High Schools.

Deadline: May 1 for September start date and December 1 for January start date.

Disbursement: The award is issued in November for students who applied by May 1 and in early April for students who applied by December 1.

Audience: Apprentices, High School Students

Alberta Beef Producer’s Young Guns Contest now open

If you are between the ages of eight and 21, and are involved in Beef 4-H, junior cattle shows or beef production – this is your opportunity to win one of three prizes in the Young Guns Contest. Show us how you advocate on behalf of the beef industry. We want to know what you see as the biggest challenge going forward for beef producers in Alberta and how to overcome it as an industry. An entry may be submitted as an essay, YouTube video, radio advertisement, social media campaign, poster, cartoon, press release or any other form of communication tool.

Be creative. Three prizes are available:
1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $250

Send your entry form (available at
www.albertabeef.org/uploads/youngguns-218.pdf or on the homepage of www.albertabeef.org) and contest submission to:

Katelyn Laverdure
Communications Manager
Alberta Beef Producers
165, 6815 8 Street, NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

We must receive your entry by midnight, May 30, 2014 to be eligible to win. The winners will be determined by a panel of judges at the ABP Semi Annual Meeting on June 11, 2014 and will be contacted on or before June 20, 2014.

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This document is maintained by Joan Bates.
This information published to the web on May 23, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on April 3, 2014.