Developing innovative agricultural leadership program
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Agriculture is a huge industry with many evolving sectors and specializations. According to the 2013-2018 Region of Durham Agriculture Strategy, the food and farming cluster in the GTA is the second largest in North America and has tremendous potential for growth.

One does not necessarily have to be a farmer to have a career in agriculture. In fact, agriculture is the largest employment sector in many local municipalities. More than 1,400 farm families in Durham Region alone derive income from their farm operations.

In support of the growing need for agricultural expertise in the province, Ontario Tech University’s Management Development Centre has developed an Agricultural Leadership Certificate Program, consisting of five highly interactive workshops that allow participants to network as they share stories of their career experiences and challenges.

Find out more at Ontario Tech University.


“Whether they are owners, partners or responsible for the operational or day-to-day functions of an agri-business, program participants will immediately be successful and prepared advocates for the agriculture industry,”
Stephen Rose
Director, MDC
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