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

A new competition is aimed at solving some of the problems those in agriculture face on a daily basis. Students from three different post-secondary institutions will be coming together this week for an event being dubbed McDalBridge, for one-of-a-kind training, along with a competition to improve the agriculture industry. “This cross-institutional collaboration is a tremendous… Read More

A gift of 316 acres of agricultural land located near Carstairs, Alta. was donated to Olds College. Valued at $1.2 million, the donation was made on behalf of the estate of Willem Pistra. “Both my parents would be thrilled to know that the farmland will be contributing to research that will improve farming practices in… Read More

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit has announced the winners for this year’s Agriculture Student Scholarship Program. The top prize winner receives a $4,000 scholarship towards agriculture-related post-secondary studies, while three runners up receive a $2,000 scholarship. This year’s grand prize winner is Caylee Dorval of Glaslyn. Dorval created a three-minute long video describing and showing… Read More

Assiniboine Community College, at Brandon, Man.,, is getting a new Food Processing Centre for Animal Proteins (FPC) thanks to funding from the provincial and federal governments along with industry stakeholders. A combined $640,000 is earmarked to complete construction of the centre. “The Food Processing Centre will allow Assiniboine to be responsive to the workforce development… Read More