Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced a significant project for Alberta’s greenhouse sector. The project between the Lethbridge College greenhouses, located at Brooks, Alta., and Sunterra Farms Greenhouses Ltd, located at Acme, Alta., aims to “optimize the growing conditions for pre-commercial and commercial-scale production of strawberries and tomatoes on the vine, and boost Alberta’s crop… 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

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 government of Alberta is investing in research capacity at the Lethbridge College through the Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) program. Details are currently being finalized for a $2-million agreement that will see the Alberta Irrigation Technology Centre (AITC) and the Brooks Greenhouse transitioned to Lethbridge College. The agreement will have the post-secondary institution manage… Read More

Lethbridge College has recently reformed its agriculture sciences program with the goal that graduates will leave the program better prepared for supporting the agriculture industry. After a common first year, students will have the basics down in areas such as botany, animal science, commodity marketing, soils, sustainable agriculture, and communications. The new format for the… 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 collection of 110 soil monoliths dating back to the 1950s was recently donated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to Lethbridge College. The donation, said to be worth more than $240,000, will be used as a resource and teaching tool by the college. The history behind the collection is quite mysterious, according to Dr. Francois Eudes, Alberta director… Read More

There’s no messing around when the lead researcher of the subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system at Lethbridge College asks for soil for her project. Bins measuring six by three metres and one metre deep were filled with three different, but common topsoil types found in southern Alberta. They include Grassy Lake sand, Lomond loam and Coaldale clay… Read More

With two-thirds of Canada’s irrigated land located in Alberta, Lethbridge College is boosting its capacity for irrigation research. Willemijn Appels has joined the school as its first Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science — a position made possible with a $3.1 million gift from Lloyd and Dorothy Mueller announced in 2014. “Producers, businesses, irrigation district… Read More

Agricultural programming at Lethbridge College will benefit from a record-setting $3.1 million gift from a family whose Alberta roots go back to its earliest days as a province, the college announced today. The planned-giving philanthropic gift from Lloyd and Dorothy Mueller will transform the college’s agricultural programming and shape the future of the agricultural industry… Read More