The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is expanding its agricultural programming for 2023.
Applications are now being accepted for the new Bachelor of Science in Food Industry Management degree.
Students can enter the BSc in Food Industry Management program directly from high school or transfer in from another post-secondary program.
Classes will begin in September 2023 and will cover food science, agri-food economics, food management practices, and food industry policy.
Dr. Darren Korber, Head of Food and Bioproduct Sciences at USask says students will be able to work in a variety of careers in the agri-food sector from food operations manager, to food policy and regulatory analyst, to food industry entrepreneur to food processor and product development consultant.
More information on the Bachelor of Science in Food Industry Management program can be found here.
Also new for 2023 the USask Precision Agriculture certificate.
Students in the new Precision Agriculture course will learn how to manage crops precisely to increase both production and sustainability.
The course will focus on the technologies used in precision agriculture from satellite imagery, to global positioning and information systems, big data, yield mapping, and management zones.
Dr. Steve Shirtliffe a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at USask says students will be prepared for a variety of careers with a special focus on precision agriculture including agronomists, sales and marketing specialists, programmers and data analysts, and engineering machinery and control design.
More information on the Certificate in Precision Agriculture course can be found here.