Beet Sugar Agriculture School
The Beet Sugar Agriculture School is sponsored and directed by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation on behalf of the Member and Associate Member Companies. It is a self-sustaining school of agriculture technology and practice.
For more information, email director, Anna Murphy
The purpose of the school is to provide to its students the basics of sugar beet production, as well as the latest technology and practices. The course will concentrate on, but not be exclusive to, that area of the country in which it is being held in any year. The school should increase the knowledge and heighten the awareness of its students to circumstances they may encounter in the area of sugar beet production.
There are no educational requirements for students. However, the courses will be taught at a college level. Course materials will be made available for student study and for future information.
Students are enrolled on the proposal of Regular or Associate Member Companies of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation. The BSDF Executive Vice President approves attendance of non-member company students on the following basis: space availability and tuition surcharge of $400 per student.
Prospective students will submit the online registration. Please click on the link below:
Registration must be submitted by May 30, 2023.
No enrollment changes will be permitted after June 30, 2023. Any cancellation of any MIBST student enrollment received by June 30, 2023 for Ag School is fully refundable. Cancellations received between July 1-16, 2023 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after July 17, 2023.
Unless other advance arrangements are made with the BSDF by the student and his/her company, all students will be housed at Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (Room reservations will be made by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation for each student attending classes). Classes will also be held at the hotel. Registration will be on Monday July 24th, at 7:00 A.M. in the meeting room.
Breakfast is included in the tuition. Lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday. Dinner will be provided Tuesday through Thursday. Companies should provide students with an expense account for meals, other than the above. Reasonable meals are available near the hotel, with both franchised and local eating establishments for a variety of tastes. Please do not make any travel arrangements on Friday, July 28th, before 3:00pm.
Based on a total of 25 students, the cost per student will be $1900 single occupancy for five hotel nights.
The instructos will be paid transportation costs, cost of food and lodging while they are in residence and a daily stipend.
General Plan of Courses
The course will concentrate on sugarbeet seed production and processing. Appropriate reference materials will be provided.
Auditors will not be permitted in the classes, other than school officials, instructors and executives of Member and Associate Member Companies of BSDF. Credits are offered from CEU.
We look forward to your attendance at Ag School, a.k.a. “Beet School” in 2023!
Executive Vice President