Agriculture and Food Production, Advanced Diploma | Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Saskatoon, Canada
Advanced Diploma On Campus

Agriculture and Food Production

18 months
21500 CAD/year
5420 CAD/year
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The three-year Agriculture and Food Production diploma program from Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offered at the Moose Jaw campus and includes three paid co-operative education work terms. You’ll get the foundational, technical, environmental and managerial knowledge you need to succeed in the evolving agriculture industry. 


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

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 12 with any 30-level math
  • English Language Requirement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21500 CAD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5420 CAD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

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.

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