The Ontario Institute of Agrologists recently launched a re-established partnership between the University of Guelph and the OIA.
The partnership created a new entrance stream for University of Guelph recent graduates in 23 programs to automatically enter the OIA professional designation as an Articling Agrologist (A.Ag.).
Students who are graduating in 2021 or have recently graduated in 2020, 2019 and 2018 from the University of Guelph in 23 pre-approved degree or diploma programs can register on the OIA website and automatically obtain the designation of Articling Agrologist (A.Ag.) behind their name.
The A.Ag. designation will be valid for two years at a reduced fee ($120 per year) with automatic acceptance. A.Ag. registrants will be expected to become full Professional (P.Ag.) or Technical (T.Ag.) registrants after two years and after completing A.Ag. requirements. These requirements include an ethics and professionalism course and a district presentation along with obtaining employment or professional experience during their two-year A.Ag. registration.