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  • Olds College Partners with SaskTel on their Saskatchewan Smart Farm Posted October 13, 2022

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology and SaskTel have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two organizations come together to work on solving some of the largest challenges currently facing agriculture technology, including rural connectivity.

  • Olds College launches New Agriculture Communications Certificate Posted October 11, 2022

    Student holding a video camera on the smart farm

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is launching a new Agriculture Communications Certificate. The first of its kind offered in Canada, this one year program prepares students for a meaningful career supporting the agriculture and agri-food industry in communications and marketing.

  • Official Grand Opening of the Werklund Agriculture and Technology Centre Posted October 06, 2022

    On October 5, 2022 over 200 guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Werklund Agriculture and Technology Centre, a modern facility designed to enhance the student experience through high-tech learning spaces. 

  • Olds College launches New Equine Care & Management Certificate Posted October 05, 2022

    Student with a horse at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is launching a new Equine Care & Management Certificate for fall 2024. Offered through the College’s School of Life Science and Business, the new one-year program prepares students for a rewarding career in the equine sector through hands-on labs, classroom lectures and work-integrated learning. 

  • Olds College Launches New Broncos Varsity Esports Team Posted September 28, 2022

    Broncos Esports

    Esport student athletes will compete out of the new esports lab in the Bell E-Learning Centre, which features 12 Dell XPS8940 computers and Alienware peripherals.

  • New Agriculture Technology Building Named after Philanthropists David Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund Posted September 22, 2022

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to announce its newest learning facility will be named after Dave Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund in recognition of their leadership investment and unrelenting support that has transformed the College into one of Canada’s premiere agriculture and agri-food learning and research institutions.

  • New Dean, Werklund School of Agriculture Technology joins the College Posted September 08, 2022

    Jay Steeves

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to welcome Jay Steeves into the role of Dean of the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology. Steeves comes to the College with over 23 years of experience in the field of education, including leadership roles with Chinook’s Edge School Division. 

  • Olds College Celebrates Installation of Pride Crosswalk Posted September 02, 2022

    Students walking on the new Rainbow Crosswalk Installation

    Olds College of Agriculture and Technology celebrated the installation of the first pride crosswalk in Olds, Alberta. In front of a crowd of students, staff and faculty, a rainbow ribbon was cut to celebrate the pride crosswalk located on the College campus. ...more

  • Introducing Olds College of Agriculture & Technology - New Brand Unveiled Posted August 30, 2022

    Introducing the Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

    Introducing Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, a technical institution offering industry demand-driven programming with an intensive focus on agriculture and technology. Activating. Real. Purposeful. The new brand for Olds College of Agriculture & Technology captivates all of the amazing work that the College does to drive innovation in agriculture. 

  • 2021 and 2022 Hall of Fame and Merit Award Winners Inducted at AgSmart Posted August 12, 2022

    \Marguerite, Jamie, Mark and Megan celebrate their recent induction into the Olds College Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame and Hall of Merit.

    On August 10, 2022 at AgSmart an Induction Ceremony was held to celebrate the 2021 and 2022 Hall of Fame and Hall of Merit award winners....more

  • AgSmart 2022 Growing into the Future Posted August 11, 2022

    Attendees entering the AgSmart 2022 Grounds

    From swarm robotics and genomic selection to expert educational sessions, food trucks and beer gardens, AgSmart 2022 had something for everyone. AgSmart welcomed over 2,880 people to the third edition of the two-day educational expo focused on agriculture technology and data across the sector - how to gather it, and how to use it to enhance productivity and profits. ...more

  • Olds College and AFSC Partner to Drive Innovation in Agriculture Posted August 09, 2022

    Olds College and AFSC Partner to Drive Innovation in Agriculture

    Olds College and Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) have created a formal partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU). As part of the MOU, AFSC will provide support for applied research activities on the Olds College Smart Farm that will drive innovation in agriculture....more

  • Olds College to Offer New Bachelor of Digital Agriculture Degree Posted August 04, 2022

    Olds College is excited to announce the approval of a new Bachelor of Digital Agriculture Degree. Offered through the College’s Werklund School of Agriculture Technology, the first intake of students in the Digital Ag degree will be on campus for fall 2023....more

  • Learning in the Field at FCDC’s Lacombe Field Day Posted August 04, 2022

    Presented by Alberta Barley, over 240 people in attendance learned about the amazing research and industry collaboration that takes place at FCDC....more

  • The 2022 Smart Farm Impact Report is Now Available! Posted July 25, 2022

    Smart Farm Impact Report Publication Cover

    Sourced from a series of partner and stakeholder interviews, the Smart Farm Impact Report highlights the impact our industry-driven applied research, education and training is making in Alberta and beyond....more

  • Olds College Announces USask LFCE joins Smart Farm Network Posted July 19, 2022

    Two researchers walking behind Red Angus Cattle in a pen.

    Olds College is pleased to announce the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network as the first expansion site.

  • The Summer/Fall 2022 Edition of Horizons is Now Available! Posted July 18, 2022

    A view of the front page of the Horizons magazine features two researchers in a field. One points to their left where they are both looking at something not shown.

    In this issue of Horizons, we talk about expanding the Smart Farm to encompass 3,600 acres and the growth of collaboration in our applied research activities. We announce our new certificate program in Agriculture Sales and Customer Support. We also celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of Convocation and the Olds College Class of 2022!

  • Olds College launches Agriculture Sales & Customer Support Certificate Posted June 28, 2022

    man holds clipboard with machinery in background.Olds College launches new certificate program in Agriculture Sales & Customer Support in alignment with ‘Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs’ plan to expand apprenticeship-style programs. 

  • Learn in the Field at FCDC’s Lacombe Field Day Posted June 23, 2022


    A girl in a green shirt holds a sign that says group A. beside her a blonde woman laughs.. A group of people sit on a trailer waiting to be taken to the next field.Olds College and the Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC) are thrilled to host the Lacombe Field Day on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

  • Holly Fortier awarded the 2022 Olds College Honorary Degree Posted June 20, 2022

    Holly Fortier

    Olds College is pleased to award the 2022 Olds College Honorary Degree to Holly Fortier for her significant contributions through Indigenous Awareness Training. 

  • Olds College Celebrates Pride 2022 Posted June 17, 2022

    Pride Flag Raising 2022

    To kick off Olds College Pride month activities, Olds College and Olds High School staff, faculty and students joined together to raise the pride flag on campus.