Agriculture & Sustainable Food Production 20L


Course Description

This course digs deep into agriculture and the agri-food industry in its entirety using examples from Canadian agriculture. Learn how Canada interacts with other countries and what our role is in the global economy. Our ASFP 20 course provides learners with a balanced and current view of today’s agricultural realities. We explore the independent but interrelated industry segments that collectively move what’s in the field - or pasture - to our fork. From operations and transportation to technology and communications, learners will walk away with an understanding of how and why agriculture has such an impact on our economy and everyday lives.

Students taking ASFP 20 will complete seven core units of study and an inquiry project based on their personal passion areas, learning style and vocational interests. With the support of their teacher, they will engage in experiential, hands-on activities to research and explore Canadian agriculture as well as receive support with post-secondary scholarships.



Units of Study

  • Current Trends in Agriculture
  • Agriculture Today
  • Agriculture Technology and Innovation
  • Feeding a Growing World
  • From Gate to Plate
  • The Business of Agriculture
  • Exploring Careers in Agriculture


Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC

None

Obtained by Student

Video/audio recording equipment


Suggested Career Pathways

  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Plant Scientist/Field Agronomist
  • Food Animal Veterinarian
  • Agriculture Journalist
  • Animal Biotechnologist
  • Nutritionist/Dietician
  • Food Technologist
  • Ag Financial Service Representative
  • Precision Agriculture Specialist
  • Crop Advisor
  • Agronomist

Pre-requisite

None

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous

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