Nominations for Provincial Council Close on March 8, 2014
The Annual General Meeting will be held April 22, 2014 in Portage la Prairie in conjunction with Professional Development activities. The members’ business meeting will include election of nominated members to the Provincial Council. There are three vacancies on the Council that need to be filled and the nomination process is in progress. Nominations will close March 8, 2014. Read Nomination and Election Process for more information…
MIA Professional Development Event
April 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
The William Glesby Centre
11-2nd Street N.E., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
R1N 1R8 Canada
Agrology Professionals: Making a Difference in Our World
This year's line-up include presentations from three Professional Agrologists who will share with us some information and insights about the value, skill, and diversity of the profession.
- Trevor McMorris, P.Ag., Matrix Solutions will be talking about Managing Risks and Public Confidence: Agrology in the Energy Sector
- Thom Weir, P.Ag., Farmers' Edge will present "Your Information, Your Reputation, Accountability 24/7"
- Speaker (TBC) Prairie Improvement Network (PIN) formerly MRAC will have a presentation about the proposed Assiniboine River Basis Study
Lunch Keynote Speaker
RBC Olympian Jill Officer
Gold Medal Winner - Women's Curling
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Join Us at Our Annual General Meeting!
Each year we hold our Annual General Meeting where we conduct our business meeting, meet our colleagues, and get updates about the industry. This year, the event will be held on Tuesday, April 22 beginning at 1:30 p.m. right after our Professional Development Event at the William Glesby Centre in Portage la Prairie.
Watch for the meeting agenda and other information to register!
Use of Stamps and Seals
A registered practicing Agrologist (Professional Agrologists, Technical Agrologists, or Agrologist-in-Training) may affix a stamp or seal on technical submissions or other documents including confirmation of supervision of others. The stamp or seal authorized by the MIA is official and indicates to a client, employer, or the public that work has been produced by or under the supervision of a professional entitled to practice agrology in Manitoba. Read more...
Information for the Public: Unauthorized Practice
Practicing Agrology without being registered is called "Unauthorized Practice" in Manitoba. This activity is contrary to "The Agrologists Act (Section 15)". While most companies and their employees are working well with MIA in this area, there are still instances where more information and education is needed. To protect the public, MIA reviews information and complaints about individuals who may be practicing Agrology without being registered.
For more information, click "Unauthorized Practice".
The four western Agrologist Institutes are providing leadership in several areas to keep the national organization moving forward. High on the priority list are two projects; one moves toward a national standard for Agrologists who transfer between Institutes, and the other priority is the development of a standard process for agrology course identification.
A standard procedure for transfers will benefit members and their employers, streamline the process, and take the guess-work out of how this gets accomplished. Registered members want a seamless and easy to follow process and that is what we will deliver by working together.
Identification of agrology courses using a standard method is a more complex task but one that will serve the needs of the profession Canada-wide going forward. These projects are among those being tackled by the national body to make sure obligations are met under the Agreement on Internal Trade.
Agrologists Canada is a national body comprised of the 10 provincial Agrologists organizations that regulate Agrologists in the public interest. Agrologists Canada supports development of standards and facilitates mobility of Professional Agrologists across the country.