- June, 2018
The MIA Council approved a new public identity, to make it easier to build awareness of the profession and the word agrology.
Read more: Agrologist Manitoba new public identity_2018
- May, 2018
The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) Provincial Council has approved membership in Agrologists Canada effective June 1, 2018. Mr. JP Ellson, Executive Director and Registrar of the BCIA, will be the AAC board delegate.
Effective January 1, 2018, the BCIA initiated a new registration and entry to practice standard that includes the requirement for 5 additional agrology courses (15 additional agrology credits).
BCIA, at the recommendation of BCIA’s council and with appropriate adjustments for BC specific agrology practices, will adopt the National Education Standard that has been approved by Agrologists-Agronomes Canada for the profession of Agrology.
This move towards meeting the proposed National Education Standard expands acceptable subject matter for foundational courses and increases the number of agrology courses required for acceptance, by 5 extra courses. Read more… New Criteria for BCIA Membership – effective January 1, 2018
- April, 2018
This past winter the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) released a salary survey that pegs the overall average salary of Saskatchewan agrologists (not including bonus) at $84,629. Salary survey also examined if a gender pay gap exists in agriculture.
For the first time in agriculture, though, this survey separated out pay by gender, and showed a gap of up to $20,000 in certain age categories. The numbers are shocking enough to dig in a little deeper and try to understand why. Read more…