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RBC, FCC, and University of Guelph launch new e-learning farm management course

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November 26, 2021

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Farmers looking to upgrade their farm management skills, without the cost and commitment of on-location learning, will be able to access a new online course beginning in January 2022.

RBC Royal Bank, Farm Credit Canada and the University of Guelph have teamed up to offer an eight-module, learn-at-home course called Foundations in Agriculture Management. The course will be offered at no cost to farmers.

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Ryan Riese, with RBC Royal Bank, sat down with RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney for the November 25th edition of the show, to make the announcement.

Inspired by a similar concept focused on personal finance from when RBC teamed up with McGill University a number of years ago, Riese says that the course will cover pertinent farm management topics. Featuring University of Guelph lecturers, the video-based course will tackle topics ranging from strategy and business planning, to human resources, succession planning, and mental health awareness and management.

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Successful completion of eight modules and a test will result in a certificate from the University of Guelph, Riese says.

The course launches January 17, 2022.

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Catch the full conversation that Riese and RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney had below: