What will I learn?

Combine practical experiences in agricultural production with the technical and scientific skills required to successfully operate a farm or work in agribusiness. As you learn the science, technology, and business of agriculture, you can focus your studies in the areas of agribusiness, crops, livestock, or fruit and vegetable production. In this program, you will learn about current industry issues and research solutions through classroom teaching and laboratory sessions.

Program Features

  • Applied farm production and agribusiness curriculum focus
  • Learn from experienced instructors with exceptional links to Ontario’s agricultural community who share their experiences in class
  • Optional experiential learning credits are offered through international study opportunities
  • The Grower Pesticide Safety Course exam is completed within the Applied Weed Science course
  • Start making connections with agriculture industry professionals during your studies
  • Excellent job placement rates and starting salaries
  • Gateway to additional post-secondary opportunities (undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, post-diplomas)

Which department am I in?

University of Guelph

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$3,554.00 (US$ 2,781) per year
Start date

Expected September 2021


Ridgetown Campus

120 Main Street East,


Ontario (ON),

N0P 2C0, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Equivalent

A minimum cumulative average of 60% in 6 Grade 11 or Grade 12 U, C, M, or O level courses (excludes Co-op credits)

Includes a minimum of Grade 11C Math and Grade 12C English

OR Mature Student Status

IELTS International English Language Testing System: Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score of less than 21. Computer based: minimum score of 250. Paper-based: minimum score of 600. Test of written English: with a score of 5

CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: Minimum overall band score of 70

MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum overall score of 85 including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3

PTE Pearson Test of English: Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components

ELCP Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program: Successful completion of the University of Guelph’s Open Learning Advanced level ELCP (levels 9 and 10) is also considered an acceptable form of testing