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Enrolment in Lakeland College’s ag sciences program has almost tripled since Josie Van Lent (seen with former student Sheena McKelvie, top picture) became dean 10 years ago.

The future looks bright for today’s agriculture grads

A decade and a half ago, ag programs were struggling to attract students — that’s changed dramatically

Alot of young people — and their parents — weren’t so keen on farming’s prospects 15 years ago. “Fifteen years ago, enrolments were low in ag programs across Canada,” said Josie Van Lent, dean of agricultural sciences at Lakeland College. “Farmers didn’t want to send their sons or daughters into agriculture because they thought there […] Read more