November 1, 2022 By Fruit & Vegetable
The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association has launched CSGA Learn, Canada’s first online seed learning platform offering education resources for the seed sector.
CSGA Learn offers ten comprehensive online courses curated to meet the Canadian seed sector’s real learning needs, with each course focusing on a particular aspect of the seed system. Seed sector experts developed the learning materials based on the official Canadian National Occupational Standards for seed production.
As the first link in our agri-food chain, the vital role of Canadian seed growers and seed businesses cannot be underestimated. Seed growers are highly skilled individuals running complex operations that produce the highest quality seed in the world.
To ensure success, seed growers and their teams must be up to date on seed production standards, regulations and procedures, and best management practices for Canada’s seed sector. Developed in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, CSGA Learn closes that Canadian seed production learning gap. CSGA Learn’s digital approach ensures equal access to seed-specific training across the country, helping seed growers stand out in the modern marketplace.
“Investing in ourselves, our teams, and our seed businesses through continuous professional development is crucial. CSGA Learn provides training options that help fill a void in the Canadian seed sector,” said Caroline Lafontaine, CSGA COO, in a press release. “CSGA Learn is a step towards ensuring the seed sector is equipped with people with the right skill sets and knowledge required for a next-generation seed system.”
Professional development benefits through CSGA Learn include enhanced personal confidence, additional seed business prospects, demonstrating a commitment to Canada’s seed quality, purity and innovation, and ensuring employees are current on best production practices. Learn more and enroll in CSGA Learn materials at csgalearn.ca.
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