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2022

  • Deep Ties with Olds College & Agriculture: Margery & George Steckler Posted May 03, 2022

    Farming runs deep for Margery Steckler and her late husband, George. Committed to the advancement of agriculture, farmers and education, this Didsbury couple has become a familiar name at Olds College.

  • Campus Alberta Central Hires New Executive Director Posted April 27, 2022

    Red Deer Polytechnic and Olds College are pleased to welcome Cody McCarroll into the role of Executive Director for Campus Alberta Central (CAC). A joint venture between Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic, Campus Alberta Central provides post-secondary programs to communities throughout the central Alberta region.

  • Olds College Manager of Athletics Wins CICan Leadership Excellence Award Posted April 26, 2022

    Trina Radcliffe, Manager of Athletics, awarded the Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

    Olds College is pleased to announce that Trina Radcliffe, Manager of Athletics, has been awarded the Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).  The CICan Awards of Excellence recognize best practices from institutions across the country, as well as individual leadership and achievements. ...more

  • Second annual ‘A Celebration of Alberta Ag’ done and dusted! Posted April 21, 2022

    Hosted in the McLellan Arena on Olds College’s campus, the free two-hour live streamed event was once again emceed by Jeff Dyck, host of “The Big JD Morning Show” on 96.5 CKFM All Hitt Country, and featured live interviews, produced videos and performances by Alberta-bred, Nashville-based country music star Aaron Goodvin. The event also hosted approximately one hundred staff, faculty and students in-person.

  • Stuart Cullum resigns as President of Olds College Posted April 20, 2022

    Stuart Cullum has announced he will be leaving his position as President of Olds College at the end of July 2022 to take the role as President of Red Deer Polytechnic....more

  • Olds College Launches Two New Equine Certificates Posted April 14, 2022

    A brown foal looks at the camera while standing in a pen with other horses. In the background stands the Learning Resource Center.Olds College is excited to announce the launch of two brand new non-credit Equine Certificates developed to promote and provide standardization in the equine industry....more

  • Smart Farm Receives Funding for Livestock Production Applied Research Posted April 05, 2022

    Olds College received $440,000 in funding from NSERC for enhancing climate change resiliency and environmental sustainability of the livestock industry.

  • Highfield Investment Group Named Olds College 2022 Partner of the Year Posted April 04, 2022

    Partner of the Year Highfield Investment Group

    A diversified investment company, Highfield Investment Group began their partnership with Olds College in 2009 supporting student awards and athletics. Highfield Investment Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability led them to expand that partnership to support wetlands research at Olds College. 

  • Olds College Receives Generous $2 million Gift to Support Enhanced Student Learning Posted March 29, 2022

    Bob and Carollyne Collier in the Ag Tech Learning Hub

    The funds will go towards the development and delivery of enhanced academic programming and providing students with opportunities to attend conferences, forums, educational courses, guest lecturers and speakers.

  • UFA and Olds College Announce the Pitch Competition Winner! Posted March 28, 2022

    United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) together with Olds College are pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 UFA Student Pitch Competition, Styn Nieuwenhuis. 

  • Preparing for Growth - Olds College Creates Campus Master Plan Posted March 18, 2022

    Construction in front of the Ag Tech Learning Hub

    With two large construction projects underway (the Ag Tech Learning Hub set to open this September and the Animal Health Education Centre scheduled for fall 2023), and several more projects being planned, Olds College has created a Campus Master Plan to provide the institution with a roadmap for future growth and development of the campus. 

  • Accepting Applications for New Seed Varieties at FCDC! Posted March 16, 2022

    FCDC New Varieties

    The Olds College Field Crop Development Center (FCDC) is now accepting applications for the commercialization of new seed varieties!

  • A Celebration of Alberta Ag is Back — with special performance by Aaron Goodvin Posted March 15, 2022

    Celebration of Alberta Ag

    Olds College is excited to host its second A Celebration of Alberta Ag, a free two-hour live streamed event celebrating the resiliency of Alberta’s agriculture industry.

  • Providing Programming to International Students Through New Partnerships Posted March 14, 2022

    Olds College instructors will teach the College’s Business Management Certificate in Drayton Valley to international students recruited to the program through Everest.

  • Olds College Smart Farm Expanding Into Saskatchewan to Support Learners and Industry Posted March 08, 2022

    Olds College will be expanding its Smart Farm operations into Saskatchewan during the 2022 growing season thanks to a pledge of 800 acres of land west of Craik, SK, from Margery Steckler and her late husband, George Steckler. 

  • Olds College Response to 2022 Provincial Budget Posted March 01, 2022

    Students in the Agricultural Management Field Day

    Olds College continues to work with the Government of Alberta and Alberta’s Post-Secondary community to deliver the education, training and applied research.

  • Olds College Welcomes New AVP, Industry Solutions & Partnerships Posted February 15, 2022

    Todd Ormann

    Olds College is pleased to welcome Todd Ormann to the role of Associate Vice President, Industry Solutions and Partnerships.

  • Two Olds College Alumni Win Rotary Den Pitch Competition Posted February 11, 2022

    The virtual pitch competition showcases the strength of Olds College’s student entrepreneurs. Kadeema Jean was the first-place winner and took home $2,000 cash, and Wilson Schultz was the second-place winner who received $1,000 cash.

  • Semi-finalists announced for the 2022 UFA Student Pitch Competition Posted February 09, 2022

    2022 UFA Competition

    United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) is pleased to announce that Olds College students Abbey Taylor, Julie Cobb, Lauren McKamey, Styn Nieuwenhuis and Jasmine Bartelen have been named as semi-finalists in the third annual UFA Student Pitch Competition with Olds College.

  • Improving Sustainability in Agriculture with Better Space Data from DragonEye Satellite Posted February 07, 2022 MST

    DOT Autonomous on the Smart Farm

    Olds College is excited to partner with Wyvern to improve sustainability in agriculture using high-resolution hyperspectral imagery with the upcoming launch of Wyvern’s DragonEye satellite.

  • The Winter/Spring 2022 Edition of Horizons is Now Available! Posted February 04, 2022

    Horizons Winter/Spring 2022

    In this issue of Horizons, we highlight applied research on the Smart Farm which is at the heart of the Smart Ag Ecosystem at the College and has grown to include 2,800 acres of farmland, infrastructure, and staff who are experienced in ag technology research and development.

  • Honouring Black History in Alberta Posted February 01, 2022

    Black History Month

    Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The prairies have a rich history of Black Canadians who helped establish the agriculture industry, right here in Alberta. 

  • New Ag Sales Certificate Launched in Response to Industry Need Posted February 01, 2022

    Ag Sales Certificate

    Applications are now being accepted for Olds College’s new Agriculture Sales Certificate. Offered through Continuing Education, the new credential was created with industry partners who identified a need for marketing and sales training specific to the agriculture industry.

  • Olds College Named in the Top 50 Research Colleges Posted January 27, 2022

    Top 50 Research 2022

    Olds College is proud to be listed as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges according to Research Infosource Inc. Olds College is one of five Alberta colleges that made the national list, and was also ranked in the top 10 of small size colleges for number of research partnerships and number of completed research projects.

  • Serial Ag Entrepreneur and Author Creates New Student Awards at Olds College Posted January 18, 2022

    Rob Saik in the Smart Ag Innovation Centre

    Robert Saik, serial ag entrepreneur, author and CEO of AGvisorPRO recently donated $100,000 to Olds College to create an endowment fund for the Robert Saik AgTech Awards - two $2,500 scholarships per year supporting students from urban areas enrolled in the Agriculture Technology programs at Olds College.