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Wheat commission offering ag scholarships

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Wheat Commission is offering two $1,000 scholarships for students entering the agriculture program at the universities of Alberta and Lethbridge. “These scholarships will encourage talented young students to start a career in agriculture and ensure continued success of Alberta’s wheat industry,” says commission chair Kent Erickson. The undergraduate scholarships will be awarded starting […] Read more

Woman standing in a wheat field.

It’s no longer a man’s world in agriculture

Conference highlights the new reality — women not only play a 
key role in agriculture but are critical to its success

Reading Time: 3 minutes ‘Mommas, don’t let your daughters miss out on careers in agriculture!’ That’s how the Willie and Waylon classic could have been modified by anyone attending the inaugural Advancing Women Conference in Calgary. The event, created by well-known conference organizer Iris Meck, was designed to provide life and leadership skills for women involved in agriculture. While […] Read more