Code of Ethics and Practice

The Code of Ethics is the guiding principle that governs the activities undertaken by Agrologists. As a self-governing profession, Agrologists registered with Agrologists Manitoba (or, registered agrology professionals) are expected by the public to conduct themselves and their practice ethically and above reproach.

The Code of Practice clarifies the intent of the Code of Ethics and defines the principles and standards expected of every Agrologist in Manitoba. It reinforces that professional registration is a right granted by the public in exchange for putting public interest first. By following the Code of Practice, Agrologists are able to resolve obligations to the public, the client or employer, and others in the profession.

[Abridged summary below, refer to link for complete Code of Ethics and Practice]

Code of Ethics and Practice

Obligation to THE PUBLIC

  • Practice where qualified/competent
  • Express opinion only when founded in knowledge/experience
  • Advocate for good stewardship
  • Extend public knowledge of agriculture with truthful information
  • Have proper regard for the safety of others


  • Act conscientiously providing professional services
  • Maintain confidentiality of client/employer
  • Obtain a clear understanding of client/employer objectives
  • Inform client/employer of any action that may be detrimental to good stewardship
  • Refuse any assignment that creates a conflict of interest
  • Refuse compensation from more than one employer/client for the same work


  • Abstain from undignified public communication with or about other Agrologists
  • Give credit for professional work to whom it is due
  • Share knowledge and experience with other Agrologists

Obligation to THE PROFESSION

  • Inspire confidence in agrology by maintaining high standards
  • Support activities for the advancement of the profession
  • Attempt to resolve issues of unprofessional conduct/negligence/breach of The Agrologists Act
  • Only endorse information for which Agrologists are professionally responsible