Ag 50 Year Anniversary

To help celebrate the 50th year of Agricultural Mechanics at Olds College, we would like to invite every Ag Mech and Heavy Duty Mech alumni to join us to celebrate our past, our growth, and the future of the Olds College Ag Mech/Heavy Duty Mech programs.

Ag Mech 50th Anniversary Reunion

Ag 50 Year Anniversary

When the doors of Olds College first opened over 100 years ago, students were instructed in all facets of farming in Alberta. A key component of this was learning to repair the equipment used on the farm to help increase efficiency and production on the farm.  After all, there were no ag mechanic shops to call when you had an equipment failure – you had to take care of broken equipment on your own.

By 1968, equipment had become so specialized that there was simply too much to teach in the confines of an agriculture program.  Students needed a dedicated program to learn how to repair the ever growing and evolving equipment that they used. It was at this time that Olds College established a new program that would forever change the landscape of our College. Since that first year in 1968, Agricultural Mechanics and Heavy Duty Mechanics have become a cornerstone of the Trades and Apprenticeships offerings of Olds College. Equipment has continued to grow, the agriculture industry continues to rely on increasing efficiency and higher yields to ensure profitability, and as such, agricultural and heavy duty mechanics are more important than ever.

To help celebrate the 50th year of Agricultural Mechanics at Olds College, we would like to invite every Ag Mech and Heavy Duty Mech alumni to join us to celebrate our past, our growth, and the future of the Olds College Ag Mech/Heavy Duty Mech programs.

Friday, November 9 will include registration and a social event, and Saturday will showcase the program and will include a banquet.

A full schedule of events and registration information will be available soon. Mark your calendars!