Lakeland College is set to receive $1 million in federal research funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in support of smart agriculture technology. The CFI’s College-Industry Innovation Fund investment will support the development of Lakeland’s new Agriculture Technology Centre, the central repository for all data collected on the Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland (SMF)… Read More

The Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes contributors to agriculture from all different backgrounds. After all, it takes all kinds to make this industry successful, including educating children about agriculture. Recent inductee Johanne Ross, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio to talk about her career at AITC… Read More

The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced its slate of inductees for 2021. The prestigious list features Gordon Bacon, Dr. Don Buckingham, Stan Eby, Johanne Ross, and Dr. Phil Williams. “This year’s inductees have all had a major impact on Canadian agriculture – elevating the profile of Canada’s pulse sector, leading Canada’s beef sector… Read More

BASF Canada is launching its BASF Safety Scouts program as a fun and interactive way to support family farm safety. Through the new program, participants will receive a free safety vest and toolkit, and can take on the role of an official Safety Scout. The program is part of BASF’s partnership with the Canadian Agricultural… Read More

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has created a new webpage title “Beef Cattle and the Carbon Cycle” to assist individuals, organizations, and entire industries working to better understand the environmental implications of their activities. The webpage, which can be found here, defines terms like carbon sequestration, climate change, carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, and… Read More

The Canadian Western Agribition’s scholarship program is now open for applications. The program, intended to provide financial support and incentive to young people in order to pursue post-secondary and graduate education, is open to students in their second or subsequent year in programs at least two years in duration. Applicants must be passionate about agriculture… Read More

Lethbridge College is launching a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree program, starting in September 2021, which will offer opportunities for career development, a path to further education, and hands-on research opportunities, while focusing on the science of agriculture. The new, flexible program ladders out of the current Agriculture Sciences diploma program. The program is the… Read More

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) has reached an agreement with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), to assume leadership of the Agriculture More Than Ever brand and initiative. “It is important to acknowledge the excellent work FCC has done to promote public trust in the Canadian food system through Ag More Than Ever,” says John… Read More

Lethbridge College and Olds College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on applied agriculture research. To launch the agreement, both colleges have signed on to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), becoming the first two colleges in Alberta, and among the first in Canada, to sign the accord. Both colleges are committed to supporting… Read More

The University of Alberta (U of A)  is announcing a five-year partnership with TELUS to establish a 5G “Living Lab” that will contribute to a pipeline of new research and technology with commercial applications. A $15 million investment from TELUS will provide 5G infrastructure that will allow both organizations to advance research and technology for… Read More