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  • Ag Data Science Camp Monday, Aug 09, 2021

    Ag Data Science Camp

    Geared towards high school students interested in pursuing a career in data science or agricultural technology, the Ag Data Science Camp will provide students with experience-driven learning opportunities to develop an interest, as well as confidence, in working with data.

    Over the five days, students will reside in on-campus housing while participating in a series of workshops, exercises and tutorials that are aimed to build familiarity and hands-on competence with the approaches, tools, and analytical techniques relevant to harnessing the power of data on critical issues related to food and agriculture.


  • AgSmart Demonstration and Education Exposition Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021

    Ag-Smart Expo August 10-11, 2021

    Olds College and Agri-Trade have partnered to produce a must-see agriculture educational event, AgSmart. Taking place August 10 and 11, 2021 at Olds College, AgSmart isn’t just a trade show, it’s a hands-on demonstration and education exposition focused on technology and data across the agriculture sector – how to gather it, and how to use it to enhance productivity and profits.

  • Extraction and Purification for the Cannabis/Hemp Industry Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021

    Students will learn about the processes involved for the extraction of cannabis oil and the process required to produce different qualities of refined and purified oil from cannabis and industrial hemp. This includes processes for industrial drying, milling and different extraction technologies with a focus on supercritical CO2 extraction, technologies for fractionation and purification. The students will also learn basic physicochemical principles governing the extraction and purification processes for a clear understanding of the process sequence and the selection of the technology for extraction. At the end of the course, the students will be able to identify the main steps to produce cannabis oils at different concentrations and identify the main principles operating each of the processes.

    Delivery Method: Online

    Course Dates: September 13 - November 5, 2021

    Tuition: $799 + GST

    Credential: Non-credit 

    Prerequisite: Understanding of the chemistry of cannabis, the main components present in the plant and their basic properties.

    Registration Closes: Monday August 30, 2021