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Enrolment in Lakeland College’s agriculture sciences program has almost tripled since Josie Van Lent (r) (seen here with former student Sheena McKelvie) became dean in 2007.

The jobs are waiting for ag program graduates

Enrolment has soared in the past decade — and so has the number of unfilled jobs in the agriculture sector

Reading Time: 5 minutes A career in agriculture just wasn’t an option for Julie Mitchell when she was growing up. Or at least that’s what she thought. “I was really passionate about agriculture, but I didn’t think you could have a career in ag beyond being a farmer,” said Mitchell, who grew up on a cattle operation in Manitoba. […] Read more

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Kraft Heinz to cut 2,500 jobs in Canada, U.S.

Reuters — Kraft Heinz Co. said it will eliminate 2,500 jobs in the U.S. and Canada, including about 700 at its Chicago-area headquarters. Heinz, backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital — known as an aggressive cost-cutter — combined with Kraft in March in a $46 billion deal that […] Read more

Employers wanted for Lethbridge job fair

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’re looking to hire, employers are wanted for the job fair in Lethbridge on Feb. 26. “We had 18 companies at last year’s fair in Lethbridge and we’re hoping for even more this time,” said Al Dooley, labour recruitment specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Employers that participated at past job fairs include: […] Read more

Job postings in ag are soaring

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the past four years, has seen almost a 50 per cent increase in the number of Canadian agriculture jobs posted to the popular job site. Here are the industries that are hiring. General agriculture Agronomy Crop protection/chemicals Finance/banking Seed Crops/grain Equipment/machinery Feed Commodities Retail Information courtesy of’s 2013 Agribusiness Job Report. More […] Read more