People are the most important asset in the agriculture and food sectors. That’s why the Ontario Agricultural College’s (OAC) Planning for Tomorrow initiative is evolving to prepare students with the skills needed to succeed and support the future of the agriculture and food sector.
We are seeking to raise $2,000,000 to help fill the 4 jobs that exist for every OAC grad.
The agriculture and agri-food system, from farm input suppliers to food retail and service providers, generates over $116 billion of the country's gross domestic product. It accounts for one in eight jobs, employing approximately 2.3 million Canadians. Canada has set a goal to reach $75 billion in agri-food exports by 2025. Its success depends on an educated pipeline of new talent.
Few institutions have the food and agriculture expertise that the University of Guelph does; help us invest in the future.
Through this campaign we will increase enrollment by expanding the Student Liaison Program; strengthen our industry connections and skills development through career management and promote food and ag opportunities through a large-scale marketing campaign.
Investment in this initiative will go towards: