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The Farm — Rocky View School Division’s new alternative learning program — isn’t your typical school. But the initiative, which got underway last month, has been “amazing” so far, says teacher Mark Turner.

Life on The Farm shows what learning could look like in a post-pandemic world

Students at The Farm had quite a different back-to-school experience after the pandemic

After years of planning and months of hard work, The Farm — Rocky View School Division’s new alternative learning program — finally got its first batch of eager high school students out in the field, ready to get their hands dirty. But it was in February. “The first year on The Farm was horrible,” said […] Read more

Lethbridge College faculty visits Stamp Seeds.

Lethbridge College makes ag program more flexible

Students in Lethbridge College’s agriculture sciences program will have an extra year to determine their career path. The program is being revamped so there is a common first year focused on basics of agriculture, such as botany, animal science, commodity marketing, soils, sustainable agriculture and communications. Students will then select from one of three majors […] Read more


‘There is no going back to normal after this,” says Olds College student Michael Frankiw.

Pandemic brings trials and triumphs for ag students

Despite the difficult launch to their careers in the industry, students see bright future ahead

Brianna Dyck was supposed to be celebrating her college convocation the first weekend in June. But with post-secondary institutions shuttered by the pandemic, graduation was a small family affair. “My family has done a great job of trying to make it a big deal, but it feels like the school year should still be going […] Read more

Lethbridge College gets federal funds for Technology Access Centre

Lethbridge College is ready to help the agriculture industry after receiving one of the most significant applied research grants in the college’s history. The college was awarded one of just six new Technology Access Centres (TAC) across Canada by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) on May 19. The $1.75 million five-year renewable […] Read more


Lethbridge College and Farming Smarter form partnership

Farming Smarter and Lethbridge College have signed a 15-year memorandum of understanding that they say will “transform agriculture research in southern Alberta.” “Our two organizations have worked together in the past on innovative and important projects that support agricultural research, education and student success,” Lethbridge College president Paula Burns said in a news release. “We […] Read more






“Smart” ag school now accepting applications

A new school dedicated to agricultural tech is now open for business and accepting applications from students wanting to specialize in precision ag and other leading-edge technologies. “This is a historic day for Olds College,” said college president Stuart Cullum. “The launch of the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology is a profound statement of our […] Read more