2016 Professional Development and Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The 2016 Professional Development Day and 66th AGM was held at the PCU Centre (Portage Regional Recreation Authority), Portage la Prairie, MB last April 14, 2016.
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New Councillors elected for a three-year term were:
- Jill Caldwell, P.Ag., Good Lands Environmental Inc.
- Mark Howe, P.Ag., Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
- Lynne Pinder, P.Ag., Business Owner - Animal Nutritionist
A New Progressive Policy: Certified Crop Advisor Program Recognition
Effective immediately, credits for successful completion of the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Program will be available to new applicants and currently registered members in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The new policy from the Prairie Agrology regulators is consistent with other efforts to work together on policies and procedures that benefit professionals, their clients and customers, and employers in the region.
The new policy will apply to new applicants for registration as well as current members as follows:
New Applicants who hold a current CCA Designation
Up to six agrology credits (2-3 credit course equivalent value) will be allowed to count toward meeting the education entrance standard (required to gain Professional Agrologist [P.Ag.] title and registration permit to practice).
Request to Change/Add to Area of Practice
Members registered to practice who do not have the formal education to support practice in crop management or related areas and who hold a current CCA designation and wish to practice in the area of Crop Science/Development/Agronomy will be granted recognition as follows:
A maximum of six Agrology credits (2-3 credit course equivalent value) will be allowed to count toward meeting the practice area requirements. Each institute will manage their oversight of practice areas and registration as guided by their respective institute registration protocols.
Members who also hold a current CCA designation may also use all related training toward meeting their continuing competency requirements in their respective province.
The new policy is consistent with legislation in the three provinces concerning the practice of Agrology and provides applicants and members with an important way to demonstrate and receive credit recognition for their qualifications. The policy demonstrates how well the CCA Program is related to the practice and regulation of Agrology and helps to clarify professional development and practice issues and opportunities for Agrologists.
There are several Committees of Council. Some are mandated by legislation and others are included in the governance structure to assist Council in its work. Do you have an interest and skill set that would lend itself well to one of MIA's committees? Read the responsibilities of the committees and if you are interested in one or more of the Council committees, contact Gordon Earl or Jim Weir.
Transfer and Multi-Province Registration Process
The three Prairie Agrologist Institutes (AIA, SIA, and MIA) work together and have the same standard process making it easy to transfer registration or become registered in more than one province.
If you require your practice and registration status transferred to Manitoba or if you
require multi-province registration, see Prairie-wide Registration Transfer and Multi-Province Registration Process for more information.
Practicing without a Current Registration is Illegal
Only individuals registered with MIA are authorized to work as an Agrologist in Manitoba or use the title “P.Ag.” or “Tech.Ag.” as per section 15 of the Agrologists Act of Manitoba.
See Public Registry of Agrology Professionals
Agrologists Help Put Safe Food on Manitoba Tables
Agrology professionals are helping to put safe food on the table and protect the environment for Manitobans. The Manitoba Institute of Agrologists regulates over 650 professionals in Manitoba who are part of a well-establish network of competent advisors, administrators, teachers and researchers in every province in Canada.
To learn more about how safe competency agrology practice affects you watch this video.
Summary Information for Internationally Educated Agrologists