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The main aim of the programme is to afford students, primarily potential agricultural extensionists, the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and know-how to teach, demonstrate and facilitate sustainable agriculture and rural developmental (SARD) issues and practices to the benefit of the agricultural community. On achieving this qualification a graduate will, within the field of SARD  

and agricultural extension, be able to manage rural structures and group dynamics; design strategies that will create an understanding of production, marketing and value adding of agricultural produce by the community, as well as apply sustainable plant and animal production practices. Effective communication skills and transfer of knowledge systems are integral to this programme.
Undergraduate - Bachelor of Agriculture Majoring in Agriculture Extension

BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE MAJORING IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION


This undergraduate programme is not a selection programme; therefore, online applications are subject to UFS prescribed dates and guidelines. The following admission requirements apply as stated in the NAS 2021 Rule Book:

  • NSC or NCV with an endorsement that allows access to degree studies or an equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum AP of 30.
  • A performance level 4 (50%) in an official tuition language.
  • Participation in the National Benchmark (NBT) tests for language.

POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE EXTENTION


It is possible to continue postgraduate studies emphasising agriculture extension. These qualifications form part of the Centre of Sustainable Agriculture’s postgraduate offerings.




ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC INFORMATION

If you would like to apply online for our Bachelor, Honour’s, Master's, or PhD programmes, the following links will be helpful:

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR (ACADEMIC ADVICE)

Dr Ismari van der Merwe
E: ivdmerwe@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 2598

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Prof Johan van Niekerk
E: vniekerkja@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 3765



BLOEMFONTEIN CAMPUS FACULTY CONTACT

Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531
E:vdberge@ufs.ac.za

QWAQWA CAMPUS FACULTY CONTACT

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284
E:naturalscienceqq@ufs.ac.za

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