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Top agricultural management training program open for registration

Aug. 17, 2015 - Producers and ranchers wanting to improve their management skills for their operation should register for the Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management (CTEAM) course offered by Agri-Food Management Excellence (AME). Registration is open until October 30, 2015.

CTEAM is Canada's only national farm management training program and the only course in which participants use their own farm data to create a strategy and develop a plan specifically for their operation. Coaching is provided as participants implement their plan.

"CTEAM has changed me and my farm operation forever. My classmates and the instructors gave me more motivation and drive than I ever thought possible," says CTEAM alumnus Colin Brown of Dykeview Farms in Nova Scotia. "This is a course that every farm operator, owner or manager should be enrolled in. Guaranteed success."

The course is taught by world renowned instructors in four modules held across Canada over two years. The new CTEAM 2015-2017 module dates and locations are:
Module 1 - November 30 – December 4, 2015, Abbotsford, BC
Module 2 – March 14-18, 2016, Calgary, AB
Module 3 – December 5-9, 2016, Niagara Falls, ON
Module 4 – March 6-10, 2017, Ottawa, ON

The content CTEAM covers is operation management, understanding finance on the participants' farm, planning for succession, human resource management and risk management. CTEAM graduates can earn credit towards an MBA at the University of Guelph and continue life-long learning as alumni.

"At AME, we're inspired by empowering people to realize their vision. The CTEAM program provides learning focused on the participants and their farms allowing them to become top managers," says Larry Martin, principal at Agri-Food Management Excellence.

Participants are encouraged to check with their provincial or territorial Ministry of Agriculture as CTEAM can quality for up to 75 per cent funding under Growing Forward 2.

Complete details about the program can be found at www.agrifoodtraining.com.