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The registration fee of $2,995 includes course tuition, manual, resource publications, hand magnifying glass, soil test, refreshment breaks, class photograph, welcome reception and closing banquet. Participants are responsible to pay for their own meals and accommodation.

Course dates: Winter 2019: February 4 to March 1, 2019

To Register

Register using the online or print registration options:

Payment Options

You may pay the full fee in one or two payments. If you choose to pay in two installments, the deposit is $500. The balance is due the last Friday in November preceding the start date of your program (November 30, 2018 for the 2019 course). Payment must accompany your registration in order for it to be processed.


Continuing Education courses are financially self-supporting and tuition fees are income tax deductible. Receipts can be retrieved from the OpenEd Student Portal.


Open Learning and Educational Support
Room 160 Johnston Hall
University of Guelph
Guelph Ontario N1G 2W1
Tel: 519-767-5000
FAX: 519-767-1114

Withdrawal Policy

  • A full refund will be issued provided Open Learning and Educational Support receives a drop request at least 30 days prior to the course start date. (Friday, January 4, 2019)
  • If the drop request is received by Open Learning and Educational Support 14 to 30 days prior to the course start date, a 70% refund, less a 20% administration fee will be provided. (January 4 to 21, 2019)
  • No refunds will be provided 14 days or less prior to the course start date. (Monday January 21, 2019)
  • Failure to take part in a course does not constitute notification of withdrawal and will result in the forfeiture of the entire course fee.

Course Cancellations/Postponements

Open Learning and Educational Support reserves the right to change or cancel a course at any time. When it is necessary to cancel or postpone a course, Open Learning and Educational Support will make every effort to notify all participants. It is important that you provide your home and business telephone numbers and email address when registering. In such cases, the paid course fee(s) will be refunded.

Open Learning and Educational Support’s liability is limited to the reimbursement of paid course fee(s). Open Learning and Educational Support will not be responsible for travel or other related expenses incurred by the registrant.

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. The personal information collected on this form will be used for registration purposes, for creating learner profiles, and for sending you relevant Open Learning information we believe may be of interest to you. For further information or to find out how to opt out of receiving future Open Learning information, call us at 519-767-5000 or visit the Privacy Policy.

Financial Assistance

Staff and friends of the University have established and contribute annually to bursary funds to assist students in need. We invite you to consider making a donation to one of these funds by adding your donation amount on the registration form. For further information about the bursaries visit: Visit the Financial Assistance website for more information and application deadlines.

“I wish to take the course over again in the future, it was highly beneficial”
– participant