High school students, young farmers or new farmers can register as a trainee to acquire skills and knowledge in Cow-Calf Beef Production and/or Field Crop Production. Please contact the Program Administrator if you are interested in other production areas.
Trainers play an important role in the Green Certificate Farm Training Program. Trainers are most often the trainee’s parents, relatives or employers that operate a farming operation within the trainee’s area of specialization.
To register for the program, trainees must have access to a qualified trainer and farm training site. Upon registration, trainees will receive a Green Certificate Farm Training manual. Skill training will commence through apprentice-type, on-the-job training under their trainer. The trainer is responsible for the major assessment of the trainee’s proficiency in farm skills. The trainer will sign off on each competency skill achieved on the skill profile and test the trainee to assure competence in that area. Trainees are further evaluated by a Green Certificate tester on his or her knowledge and/or ability to demonstrate specific skills. Trainees progress at their own rate and once all evaluations are complete and the trainee is deemed competent in all skills, he or she will be awarded the Green Certificate.