Programs & Courses

Organic Council of Ontario member organizations offer courses on everything from agronomic support to marketing strategies to personal food policies.

For farmer training and organic/ ecological agriculture internships – visit our Farmer Training page. For upcoming conferences, visit our Conferences page.

If you have information about an upcoming event you would like us to advertise, contact us.

See below a list of organic agriculture courses and programs at universities and colleges in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

Studying Organic Agriculture – Programs & Courses

Organic Web-based Courses (OACC)

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada offers webinars, on-line extension courses, and the latest organic research.

College and University Programs (Canada)

For an overview of organic agriculture credit and non-credit courses offered on campuses at Canadian universities and colleges, click here.

B.Sc.,(Agr), Organic Agriculture
University of Guelph

B.Sc., Major, Agroecology
University of British Columbia

B.Sc., Agroecology
University of Manitoba

Major or Minor, Ecological Agriculture/
Certificate in Ecological Agriculture

McGill University

Sustainable Agriculture Co-op Program
Sir Sanford Flemming college

Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture (Distance Education)
Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Sustainable Local Food Certificate  (Distance Education)
St. Lawrence College

Minor, Organic Agriculture
University of Laval

Other – Food Security & Studies

Ryerson Centre for Studies in Food Security

University of Waterloo Farm Market

Canadian Association for Food Studies

College and University Programs (International)

For a list of US-based B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD programs, click here.

Outside of North America:

M.Sc., Agroecology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway

B.Sc. and M.Sc., Organic Agricultural Sciences
University of Kassel-Witzenhausen, Germany

M.Sc., Organic Agriculture
Wageningen University, The Netherlands


The amount of programs and courses offered in organic and ecological agriculture is growing every year. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list and that courses elsewhere may be offered as well.

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