Perceptions can be tough to overcome, especially when seeing is believing. A farmer from South Australia, John Gladigau, had some urban dwellers come visit the farm recently, and 4-year old Arcadia went for a tractor ride. Soon, she asked, “Why is it that adult girls don’t get to drive tractors and adult boys do?” Gladigau… Read More

Olds College is receiving just over $21 million from the Alberta government for capital upgrades to animal health and ag-tech education facilities. The funding announced Friday will allow for expansion and revitalization of the Lachlin McKinnon Building into a new Animal Health Education Centre. This project is receiving $15.16 million from the province. The other… Read More

By Ghislain Gervais, president of Sollio Cooperative Group During the lockdown, Canadians showed a renewed interest in Canadian agricultural products. This increased consumer enthusiasm for their agri-food sector provides an opportunity to reinvest in agriculture and food processing. Everywhere, thousands of jobs have been suspended or lost across many sectors. The gradual resumption of economic… Read More

In the interest of the safety and well-being of Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) participants, family members, and CYSA volunteers, CYSA has canceled the 2020 public speaking competition due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus and potential challenges of inter-provincial travel. Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture is a national, bilingual competition that provides… Read More

The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation has announced the 2020 recipients of the CABEF Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships. The scholarship is funded through donations from the Canadian agriculture industry. CABEF’s purpose is to advance education and “encourage excellence in agriculture industry for the benefit of the public,” according to the organization. The scholarships are intended to… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has announced Dr. Maryse Bourgault, a crop physiologist with a background in environmental sciences, as its first Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) Integrated Agronomy Chair. Bourgault was recruited from the Northern Agricultural Research Centre (Havre site) at Montana State University and will hold a joint appointment in the plant sciences… Read More

Collaboration is key when it comes to getting things done; when you have two organizations working towards one goal, that’s even better. Lethbridge College and Farming Smarter have announced they’ve signed a 15-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on a variety of projects. The agreement will mean the two sides will examine opportunities… Read More

 

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