Farm Management Technology V.4: This course will present students with the opportunity to obtain an adequate understanding of the environmental and health risks associated with the use of pesticides, of the laws and regulations governing their use and of the methods that can be used to mitigate these risks. Several labs will deal with the methods used to correctly set up and operate pesticide application equipment.
Farm Management Technology V.4: The objective is to understand human resource management techniques in agriculture. This includes being able to plan the manpower needs of the agricultural enterprise, by the month and by the year. Describe the principal tasks and work conditions, explain the steps in seeking farm and agricultural employees and prepare the payroll for employees. It also includes define the communication mechanisms between the owners, and with the employees as well as farm transfer from a financial, human and organizational standpoint.
Farm Management Technology V.4: During this course, students will learn and execute the tasks required in the production of field crops. Students will develop an understanding of the techniques involved as well as the impact of these techniques on crop-environment relationships and on environmental protection. This involves the planning and execution of the tasks to be done, an evaluation of the quality of the work and the preparation of an adequate crop production database. This course will use lectures and practical work with as much outside work as weather conditions will permit.
Farm Management Technology V.4: During this course, students will be preparing an environmentally-friendly cropping plan on a mixed crop and animal production farm. Students will develop an understanding of crop biology, crop production systems, crop-environment relationships, environmental protection; crop budgeting, on-farm research and marketing. Students will therefore integrate all aspects of field crop production into a coherent cropping plan. This includes the use of a decision-making process, planning of work to be done, a method for evaluating the results and the use of an efficient record-keeping system. Labs and interactive lectures will be used to achieve the goals of the course.
Agriculture: A study of Quebec legislation of importance to the agricultural sector, with emphasis on the reasons why these laws were implemented and on their net effects on this sector. Some Canadian laws will be covered but only inasmuch as they affect Quebec agriculture.
Offered by: Plant Science
Some written materials in this course are only available in French.
Mr. Leduc was raised on a dairy farm. A graduate from the FMT Diploma program in 1999, he later obtained his Bsc(Agr) from McGill. He has worked on various types of farms (dairy, field crops, horticulture, organic, research) and has taught many agricultural courses at the college-level in Eastern Ontario for Guelph University and College La Cité. Mr. Leduc was also manager of the Ferme d’éducation et de recherche du campus d’Alfred (FERCA), for 4 years.
Mr. Leduc's teaching interests lie in the area of field crops productions, farm machinery, pest management, agricultural regulations and farm safety.