Newfoundland and Labrador
Institute of Agrologists
The Newfoundland and Labrador Institute of Agrologists (NLIA) is an organization made up of professional agrology practitioners within Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) who have recognized degrees and/or diplomas in the agricultural sciences field and have a demonstrated capacity for providing safe and effective agronomic advice.
Professional agrologists (P.Ag’s) are essential partners in the NL agricultural community. As stakeholders in the industry, P.Ag’s are important resources for crop and livestock selection and production, pest management, sustainability, soil health, and food safety. All certified agrologists are sanctioned by the Agrologists Act, as adopted in 2013.
An agrologist, as defined by the NLIA, is a professional agriculturalist registered as an agrologist with the NLIA and may be non-practicing or practicing. Practicing agrologists may teach, demonstrate or practically apply the science of agriculture, may advise, or may conduct scientific experiments and research in relation to agriculture as a chief occupation.
The purpose of the NLIA is to promote and increase the knowledge, skills and proficiency of its members in the practice of agrology while ensuring the proficiency and competency of P.Ag’s registered within the Province. Areas of practice include:
- Crop selection, health and production
- Livestock production and health
- Agricultural business/economics
- Pest management
- Soil science and conservation
- Food safety
- Secondary processing
Become a Member
Membership in the NLIA and the associated professional designation indicates to the industry that you are a professional and that the public and agricultural community can have confidence in your work. It signals to your clients that you have…
A P.Ag. Mentor provides guidance and support to the A.I.T. through the three years that they are articulating. The mentor will touch base with the A.I.T throughout the year to answer questions, give direction and ensure learning objectives are met.