The Ontario Agricultural College

The Ontario Agricultural College

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If you’re looking for the skills and knowledge you need to really make a difference, look at what the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph has to offer.

Established in 1874, the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) is a founding college of the University of Guelph and is recognized as Canada's largest and most renowned agricultural college. Encompassing a province-wide network of campuses, field stations and research facilities, OAC is a global leader in education, research and service in agriculture, food, environmental sciences and rural community development.

Our programs are delivered through six academic units:

Animal and Poultry Science (link: www.aps.uoguelph.ca)

Environmental Design and Rural Development (link: www.uoguelph.ca/sedrd)

Environmental Sciences (link: www.uoguelph.ca/ses)

Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (link: www.uoguelph.ca/fare)

Food Science (link: www.uoguelph.ca/foodscience)

Plant Agriculture (link: www.plant.uoguelph.ca)

At four campuses across Ontario:

Campus d’Alfred (French-language instruction) (link: www.alfredc.uoguelph.ca)

Guelph (link: www.uoguelph.ca)

Kemptville (link: www.kemptvillec.uoguelph.ca)

Ridgetown (link: www.ridgetownc.uoguelph.ca)

OAC offers programs at the certificate, diploma, degree and graduate level. Teaching focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach, with an emphasis on experiential learning. More than 3,000 students are enrolled in OAC's programs led by award-winning faculty.

OAC strengthens its programs through international opportunities and collaboration with partner institutions in Canada and around the world. Professional development and skills training through short courses, and continuing and distance education options round out the program roster.

OAC comprises more than 40% of the research funding at the University of Guelph, totaling more than $50 million annually. OAC's research activities span a broad range of topics across our communities of interest, from food safety and biotechnology through international development and animal welfare. OAC hosts regional, national and international research centres and institutes, and Canada Research Chairs. OAC also assists in the management of a province-wide network of 13 Research Stations (link: www.uoguelph.ca/oac/research/research-stations)

For more information visit www.uoguelph.ca/oac