Olds College opens new agricultural technology school | rdnewsNOW | Red Deer, Central Alberta


Olds College opens new agricultural technology school | rdnewsNOW | Red Deer, Central Alberta

(L-R): Michael Frankiw, student; Debbie Thompson, Vice President Academic and Student Experience, Olds College; David Werklund, Founder and Chairman of Werklund Ventures Ltd.; Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College; Demetrios Nicolaides, MLA for Calgary–Bow and Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education. (Olds College)

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)

higher learning

Sep 23, 2019

Olds College has announced the launch of the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology.

Through the school, students will have access to new ag tech programs, including a diploma in Precision Agriculture – Techgronomy, and post-diploma certificate in Agriculture Technology Integration.

Classes will take place in the Olds College Smart Farm, the Smart Ag Innovation Centre, and the new ag tech learning hub which is set to open in fall of 2022.

“This is a historic day for Olds College. The launch of the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology, is a profound statement of our commitment to building Alberta’s position as a global leader in agriculture and technology,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College. “On behalf of Olds College, I would like to sincerely thank David Werklund and Susan Norman for investing in Olds College, our students and the future of agriculture.”




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