Instructors Hired For New Horticultural Program

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) welcomes two new instructors to the college’s new horticultural production program that starts this fall.

Lord Abbey and Sajjad Rao have strong credentials that will open the doors to applied research in horticultural production.

ACC’s current research project is funded by the Canada-Manitoba Growing Forward Strategic Innovation Fund Advancing Agri- Innovation Program. The focus of the research will be primarily on Manitoba fruit and vegetables.

“These instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the horticultural production program and to ACC,” says Derrick Turner, dean of the School of Business, Agriculture and Environment. “As researchers, Lord and Sajjad will share their extensive experience and comprehensive education in the agricultural field with our students and with others in the sector.”

Horticultural production, a one-year certificate program, focuses on the production of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants using a practical, hands-on approach. The program starts this September at ACC’s North Hill Campus. Students in the horticultural production program will work alongside culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management students, providing those at the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts with a true “field-to-fork” learning experience.

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