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Olds College and Nufarm announce partnership to drive innovation in Canadian Agriculture

August 02, 2023

nufarm-2023.jpgOlds College of Agriculture & Technology and Nufarm Agriculture Inc. have signed an official agreement to collaborate in the research, development, and testing of agriculture technologies and products at the Olds College Smart Farm. This partnership marks the first Nufarm technology development station established in Canada, and a significant milestone in the advancement of commercial scale applied research in support of Canada’s agriculture and food sectors. 

Nufarm is a global leader in crop protection and seed technologies, offering a wide range of crop protection products, seed, and other solutions tailored to the specific needs of farmers based on crop variety and soil zone. The agreement establishes a strategic framework for the development and testing of agriculture technologies, plot trials of chemistry and biological technologies, agronomic training, and applied research projects related to smart agricultural technology. The partnership will power the development of services and products specifically designed for the growing conditions in western Canada through the integration of Olds College's Smart Ag Ecosystem with Nufarm's accelerators. 

“Olds College is dedicated to preparing future agricultural leaders and driving innovation in the industry,” said Dr. Ben Cecil, President, Olds College. “Nufarm shares our commitment to advancing agricultural innovation, and together we will harness the full potential of our Smart Ag Ecosystem. Through collaborative research, transformative education, and sustainable practices, we will shape the future of Canadian agriculture."

nufarm-logo-vector.png"We are thrilled to partner with Olds College, a renowned institution with a strong commitment to agricultural excellence, as we make significant investments in our applied research on behalf of the growers we serve,” said Boyd Bergstrom, country lead, Nufarm Canada. ”Nufarm's global expertise in crop protection and seed technologies, combined with Olds College's innovative approach creates a powerful synergy to drive the development and adoption of cutting-edge agricultural solutions."

The joint agreement sets the stage for a long-term partnership between Olds College and Nufarm to increase productivity, promote sustainable practices, and support innovation in the Canadian agriculture industry.

About Nufarm Agriculture Inc.

Nufarm Agriculture Inc. has one of the broadest and fastest growing portfolios of crop protection solutions in Canada, supported by a talented team of hands-on specialists. Our lineup of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and plant growth regulators are designed specifically for Canadian growing conditions in field crops, horticulture, ornamental and turf. We are the proud Canadian subsidiary of Australian-based Nufarm – a leading crop protection and seed technology company established over 100 years ago.

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