FCC Partner of the Year 2020

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FCC Named Olds College 2020 Partner of the Year

October 22, 2020, Olds, AB -  Olds College is pleased to announce that Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has been selected as the Olds College 2020 Partner of the Year. 

In 2018, FCC stepped forward as the College’s first corporate partner of the Olds College Smart Farm. Since then, FCC has made a four-year commitment to Olds College and its focus on cultivating informed decisions through the advancement of ag technology learning and applied research at the Smart Farm. Through this partnership, Olds College was also able to create the AgExpert Data Lab, located in the Smart Ag Innovation Centre — the lab is a technologically advanced workspace, available for students, instructors, industry partners and the Smart Farm Integration Team to meet, collaborate and learn. 

“We are thrilled to announce that Farm Credit Canada is our 2020 Partner of the Year,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College. “Olds College and FCC share a common goal of supporting the growth and advancement of Canada’s agriculture and agrifood industry. Our partnership with FCC is much greater than a financial commitment, they were one of the first industry partners to step up and support our vision for the Olds College Smart Farm. On behalf of Olds College, I would like to sincerely thank FCC for their partnership and investment into Olds College. We congratulate them on being our 2020 Partner of the year.”

Partner of the Year 2020

"In partnering with Olds College, we saw an opportunity to work together to build a brighter future for Canada’s agriculture and food industry,” said Michael Hoffort, President and CEO of Farm Credit Canada. “Olds College is educating the next generation of producers and agriculture professionals and at FCC, we want to support the success of these students and graduates. We’re also very excited about our joint project with the Olds Smart Farm: the AgExpert Data Lab. The data from this lab can help students, and eventually producers, make more informed decisions for their operations. The future of this industry is bright.”

The Olds College Partner of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards bestowed by Olds College. The recipients of this award reflect the mission of Olds College and support the values, mandate and vision in a manner that has a positive, measurable and lasting impact on the College.