About this Diploma
With the world’s population at 7.9 billion people and growing, food security is becoming a critical issue. As one of the world’s most reliable producers of high-quality grains, oilseeds and pulse crops, Saskatchewan plays an important role in feeding the world. We have a long history of agricultural innovation, from pioneering zero tillage to implementing GPS-guided machinery and now AI-driven crop management.
Agriculture is about more than growing food—it’s about growing food sustainably, managing land and resources, understanding commodity trends and staying up to date on technology. Whether you enjoy being on the land, working with animals, figuring out logistics or working in finance, the new Agriculture and Food Production program from Saskatchewan Polytechnic can help launch your career.
In classes and hands-on labs, you’ll develop practical skills in:
- Agricultural technology, including innovations in precision agriculture, global positioning, IoT devices, grain handling/storage/conveyance, food security and AI
- Agriculture machinery, including general familiarity with the operation of tillage, seeding, spraying, harvest, haying and other standard ag equipment
- Farm management, including business applications, financial record keeping, agricultural economics, commodity marketing, Indigenous resource rights, leadership and globalization
- Production and land management, including crop production, beef cattle production, weed and insect control, soil and crop nutrition, yield management and rangeland management
- Sustainability, including water management, meteorology, apiculture and environmental sustainability
- Classes and labs take 24–25 hours per week.
- Expect to spend the same amount of time on homework and self-directed study.
- Effectively managing your work time is important to your success.
- Actual “seat time” on agricultural machinery will familiarize you with modern ag technology, including AI
- You will participate in three paid co-operative work terms.
- You will complete a capstone project that requires coordination and working with others.
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesAgribusiness Food Sciences Agriculture View 13 other Bachelors in Agribusiness in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Grade 12 with any 30-level math
- English Language Requirement
International21500 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21500 CAD per year during 18 months.
National5420 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5420 CAD per year during 18 months.
Living costs for Saskatoon
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.