The Agrologists Act is a statute of the Province of Manitoba. It is enacted in 1983 by the Legislature of the Province of Manitoba.
The Act defines the practice of agrology and the activities that are within the scope of the profession and makes it compulsory for anyone practicing agrology in Manitoba to be registered with the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists [Agrologists Manitoba].
It gives Agrologists Manitoba the authority to regulate the profession.
An Agrologist as a person who is qualified to teach or practice the science or art of agrology.
According to The Act,
“Practicing Agrology includes every act, with or without reward, which has as its objective the experimentation with or the giving of advice with respect to the principles, laws or practices relating to the production, improvement, use, processing or marketing of agricultural products, crops or livestock.“
Not Practicing Agrology
The Agrologist Act defines who is not considered to be practicing Agrology
- farmers unless they hold themselves out to be an Agrologist;
- undergraduate students working under the direct supervision of an Agrologist and not taking responsibility for their work other than to their immediate supervisor;
- anyone registered and holding professional status in another profession recognized by statute in the Province of Manitoba provided they do not hold themselves out to be an Agrologist;
- anyone practicing their profession as a chemist, forester, land appraiser, land surveyor or a person servicing or repairing farm machinery, provided they do not hold themselves out to be an Agrologist; and
- anyone who gives advice relating to the quality or use of the article or product that they offer for sale, if such advice is given under the authority or supervision of a member.