UManitoba pilot program provides hands-on experience for students

April 26, 2018

The Manitoba Co-operator reports that the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences is launching several pilot courses to give students hands-on experience with swine, poultry, and feed-mill facilities. Craig Fisher, a coordinator on the project, stated that the courses are developed using activities rooted in research into cognition and neurophysiology. “We are targeting mainly students with limited exposure to Canadian farming practices such as those from urban or rural towns and international students,” added Fisher. Manitoba Co-operator