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CSGA Launches Canada’s First Online Seed Learning Platform

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association has launched CSGA Learn, Canada’s first online seed learning platform offering education resources for the seed sector.

CSGA Learn offers 10 comprehensive online courses curated to meet the Canadian seed sector’s real learning needs, with each course focusing on a particular aspect of the seed system. Seed sector experts developed the learning materials based on the official Canadian National Occupational Standards for seed production.

To ensure success, seed growers and their teams must be up-to-date on seed production standards, regulations and procedures, and best management practices for Canada’s seed sector. Developed in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, CSGA Learn closes that Canadian seed production learning gap, according to CSGA. CSGA Learn‘s digital approach ensures equal access to seed-specific training across the country, helping seed growers stand out in the modern marketplace.

Caroline Lafontaine, COO at CSGA, said, “Investing in ourselves, our teams, and our seed businesses through continuous professional development is crucial. CSGA Learn provides training options that help fill a void in the Canadian seed sector. CSGA Learn is a step towards ensuring the seed sector is equipped with people with the right skill sets and knowledge required for a next-generation seed system.”

Professional development benefits through CSGA Learn include enhanced personal confidence, additional seed business prospects, demonstrating a commitment to Canada’s seed quality, purity and innovation, and ensuring employees are current on best production practices. Learn more and enroll in CSGA Learn materials at

Additionally, to help growers market their seed production knowledge and experience, CSGA provides digital badges to those with CSGA accreditations, including current Accredited Plot Growers, Recognized Plant Breeders and CSGA-Recognized Associate Plant Breeders, and now Accredited Seed Growers. Digital badges serve as an online credential demonstrating an earned accomplishment or skill. They can be displayed, accessed, and verified online to distinguish oneself as one of the best in the seed sector. Learn more about CSGA designations and digital badges here.