Saturday, July 07, 2007

What to do, What to do!

I came across this program offered at the University of Guelph. It is a Diploma in Agricultural Communications and is an 18 month, 5 course program "The Diploma in Agricultural Communications is designed for agricultural managers, communication and public relations officers, agrologists, journalists and freelance professionals. Enhance and strengthen your ability to communicate complex issues about agriculture, agri-food, the environment and life sciences within industry organizations, government, non-governmental organizations, and special interest groups." Right up my alley!
I have always been interested in writing especially with an agricultural slant. For a few years when the kids were young I wrote occasionally for a local farm paper and have always been "the public relations person" for organizations that I belong too. This would be a great opportunity to learn more about the field and get back into practice.
The course load is not too bad - especially since it is mostly a distance ed course with some on campus time. The cost may be the sticky point. Putting 5 girls through university has taken a financial toll, not to mention the upcoming wedding!
I think I will call my accountant to see if it is a business expense, and look into bursaries or scholarships.
Now to talk Mike into it!

4 comments:

Lorna said...

If you are "on staff" at the farm, then I can see it as a business expense. The other option is the Life Long learning program ... you can withdraw from any RSP you have for credit courses as long as you pay it all back over a certain period of time. The other thing is, you don't have to do it all at once. Take one or two courses at a time.

e said...

You should also factor in the fact that there WILL be more weddings.

Sounds cool, though.

Connie Bontje said...

e- ummmmmm so when???????

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