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University of Guelph announces new Master of Sustainable Agriculture program

The 16-month graduate-level course will teach the latest advancements and skills in sustainable agriculture, data analysis, and agri-tech innovations.

March 19, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

The University of Guelph (U of G), in Ontario, is preparing to launch a master’s program that will train the next wave of sustainability leaders in the global agricultural sector.

Set to begin in the summer of 2025, the new interdisciplinary Master of Sustainable Agriculture (MSAg) from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) is designed to equip students with the latest advancements and skills in sustainable agriculture, data analysis, and agri-tech innovations through graduate-level course work.

During the 16-month program, students focus their studies in either plant agriculture, livestock agriculture, or environmental sciences. The course-based program provides a broad exploration of the various facets of the agriculture sector and how to mitigate its impact on the environment.


A major component of the program is focused on experiential learning, U of G officials said, including hands-on field courses and site visits to major agricultural operations throughout Ontario.

“OAC’s strong focus on experiential learning and partnerships with agricultural organizations provide students with real-world, career-focused experiences,” said OAC acting dean John Cranfield. “Students will have many opportunities to connect with potential employers in the agricultural sector, acting as a launching pad for their career.”

Students begin their program at U of G’s Ridgetown Campus, near London Ont., where they will live in residence, complete field courses, and visit agricultural operations for a semester. After their semester at Ridgetown, students transition to the Guelph campus to finish the remainder of their courses.

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