AgScape Professional Development + Free Agri-Food Programs and Resources

The Business of Food (BOF)
The Business of Food (BOF) is a comprehensive online platform developed by AgScape, that allows educators, post-secondary students, and agri-food businesses to enhance their knowledge and understanding of agriculture and food at their own pace, from any location. Its online modules provide an ability to offer seamless, 24/7 access to professional development with information that can be dynamically updated, so learning is always current and responsive. The Business of Food also offers the opportunity to ‘live track’ progress and immediately measure impact with each module containing pre and post surveys and quizzes.
The Business of Food is currently offered in two online courses BOF 101 and BOF 102.
BOF 101, which discusses and teaches foundational topics in relation to agriculture and food, in particular, Local Food, Food Security, Food Safety, Business and Economics of Food, Climate Change and Environmental Initiatives, with Ontario students;
BOF 102, which discusses and teaches foundational topics in relation to agriculture and food, in particular Careers in Agri-Food, Conventional and Organic Agriculture, Animal Health and Welfare, Agriculture in Canada, Biotechnology and Technology and Innovation, with Ontario students.

Here is information about the upcoming summer session of BOF:

Session Timeframe Length Registration Deadline
2020 Summer July 7 – August 16 6 weeks June 29 
This is a great opportunity for Teacher Candidates and Ontario Certified Teachers to enhance their pedagogy and connect with other educators around Ontario! Successful completion of the BOF courses also comes with a certificate, which can be added to any teaching portfolio.
If any Teacher Candidates or Ontario Certified Teachers are interested in registering to receive the scholarship, they can visit the AgScape website ( or email to receive further information.
Are you a Current OFSHEEA member?
Membership has its privileges!  Members get access to a comprehensive bank of downloadable resources including food and nutrition, parenting, fashion, and social science and humanities.  New resources are added every week!  If you are not a current member (i.e. renewed on or after September 1, 2019), then consider joining.  Registration is easy – simply visit our website at, click on the blue “Sign up” button, and complete the sign up form.
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