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Organic Farming, a Fad or a Model? Cégep de Victoriaville’s Response (FR/SI)

May 7, 2019 | 15:30 - 16:15

Location: Peller C
Track: Leading Success

Organic farmining is more than just a fad. Over time, producing and consuming organic food has become a serious movement and an indespensible reality.

For several decades, Cégep de Victoriaville has been a leading actor in Quebec in terms of the education, research, and technology transfer of organic farming. The Cégep offers the only training program in organic fruit and vegetable production and urban farming in Quebec and the number of students in the program has tripled in recent years. We have recently acquired an impressive $19 million organic agricultural complex that allows us to better develop and align our training and research activities.

The presence of teachers, researchers, students, businesses and other participants at our Institut National en Agriculture Biologique (national institute for organic agriculture) creates a unique ecosystem that behaves like a virtuous cycle. It helps improve education, lifelong learning, research, technology transfer, and business services. Ultimately, all this benefits the earth and the people that live there.

Session Speakers

Christian Héon

Director of Studies

Cégep de Victoriaville

Paul Thériault

Director General

Cégep de Victoriaville

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