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  • UFA and Olds College Announce the 2021 Student Pitch Competition Winner

    Group of finalist and judges at the UFA Innovation Day Pitch Competition

    United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) together with Olds College are pleased to announce Daniel Stefner, with his pitch for Hopper Bottom Grain Flow Gauge, as the winner of 2021 UFA Student Pitch Competition. A second time participant in the UFA Student Pitch Competition, Stefner is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in AgriBusiness at Olds College and is from St. Albert, Alberta. 

  • TELUS Agriculture Named Olds College 2021 Partner of the Year

    Partner of the Year 2021 - TELUS Agirculture

    On the Olds College Smart Farm, TELUS Agriculture has been testing innovations like security solutions, weather stations, field sensors, and rural connectivity solutions. In the near future, the Smart Farm will provide live testing for TELUS’ 5G network, which has the potential to enable faster, more reliable connections. 

  • Alberta’s Colleges Adapt to Meet the Needs of Students, Industry
    Matilda Schmohl, Research Technician installs soil sensors on the Olds College Smart Farm.

    As Alberta’s economy recovers and moves forward, Alberta’s colleges are ready to lead the way, providing real world experience and cutting-edge research to support Albertans and the communities where they live. 

  • Compost Centre Transition Plan Community Town Hall

    Land Science Centre

    Residents of Mountain View County and the Town of Olds are invited to attend a virtual community town hall meeting on March 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the transition and longer-term operational plan for the compost centre. To register for the Virtual Town Hall, please fill out this form

  • Cervus Equipment Partners with Olds College

    Cervus Equipment Partners with Olds College

    Olds College and Cervus Equipment have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the operation of the Smart Farm. The five-year agreement will see Cervus  provide John Deere farm equipment and the labour needed to manage the crop and in-field operation for 380 acres of farmland on the Olds College Smart Farm.