Agriculture programs change with the times

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Published: 28Feb2020

Agriculture faculties are becoming some of the most exciting hubs of interdisciplinary collaboration on Canadian campuses.

...For a long time, Canada’s university-level agricultural programs looked to be tracking with that general decline. Jim Fyles is a professor in the faculty of agricultural and environmental sciences at McGill University, where he also holds the Tomlinson Chair in Forest Ecology. When he came to McGill in 1988, he recalls that “agricultural enrolment was in freefall. … It was obvious that almost no parent aspired for their child to be farmer.”

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