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Agricultural Erosion Control Structures

A Design and Construction Course

Photo of soil erosion caused by water on field

The purpose of the Agricultural Erosion Control Structures Course is to help contractors recognize and analyze soil erosion problems on agricultural lands. This course prepares you to do your own designs, but also helps you recognize which situations require more specialized professional design.

We will use AgErosion, a software application produced by OMAFRA to assist the design of agricultural erosion control structures. By taking this 5-day course and successfully passing the examination you will receive the AgErosion software and a Certificate of Achievement.

Location, Date and Times

Course cancelled due to low enrollment.

Marden Community Centre
7368 Wellington Road 30
Guelph  ON  N1H 6J2

March 8-12 2021

Mon 9AM - 5PM; Tues-Thurs 8:30AM-5PM; Fri 8:30AM-4PM

Course Prerequisite

Must have any one of the following:

  • presently hold a Class "A" machine operator license (drainage licence)
  • have attended and passed the Primary Drainage Course
  • have successfully completed a surveying program or course at a recognized college, university or equivalent


$ 446.35 (includes HST)

Fee covers the cost of the course and exam.

Lunches are provided.


An exam will be written on the last day of the course. A “Certificate of Achievement” will be given if you successfully pass the exam.

Course Materials

Before attending the course, you will receive course materials to review.  These include:

  • Agricultural Erosion Control Structures: A Design and Construction Manual, Publication 832
  • Access to the online "Home Study Guide" 


You are responsible for your own accommodations.


Class sizes have been reduced in 2021 in order to follow Public Health recommendations for safe gatherings. Organizations are being asked to limit registration to one individual.  Multiple registrations from an organization or out-of-province participants will be added to a waiting list and considered if there is space available.


There are no dates available at this time. Please contact us for assistance.




Reviewed 02/10/2021