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WA Ranches has been donated to the University of Calgary’s School of Veterinary Medicine by Wynne Chisholm and her father Jack Anderson.

Philanthropic ranchers make game-changing donation

Having an entire working ranch will take veterinary program to ‘a totally different level’

A donation of a fully working ranch — worth an astounding $44 million — will transform the University of Calgary faculty of veterinary medicine into one of the world’s top centres for animal health and welfare research. “For us, the gift from Jack Anderson and his daughter Wynne Chisholm and the families of this ranch […] Read more

Accompanied by her grandson Spencer Boles (front row, far left), Judy Sweet (front row, second from the left) presents her donation to Josie Van Lent, dean of Lakeland’s School of Agricultural Sciences, and Geoff Brown, associate dean. In the rear (from left to right) are: Ethan Winsnes (sheep unit manager), Hannah Olsen (students’ association president), Brantley Wasmuth (crops assistant manager), Connor English (research unit manager), Jonathan Lange (dairy unit manager), Colton Nickipelo (general manager), Jarrett Hargrave (purebred beef unit manager), and Erica Horner (commercial beef unit manager).

Donation to aid Lakeland College farmland expansion

A $500,000 donation will allow Lakeland College to buy more land for its farm operations. The donation came from Judy Sweet, who had previously donated funds to modernize and expand the G.N. Sweet Livestock Research Facility, which officially opened two years ago. Sweet and her late husband, Garth Sweet, raised purebred simmental cattle for more […] Read more


Family donates $100,000 for heavy equipment bay

A family-owned and -operated farming and custom harvesting business has given $100,000 to establish a heavy equipment bay at Lethbridge College. Taylor Harvesting Ltd. has operated out of southern Alberta for 30 years. “My son, Darren and I are both alumni of the college and agree that Lethbridge College provides hands-on training, teaches business skills, […] Read more