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Olds College Celebrates 109th Graduating Class Events, Student Life, Student Success

Olds College Celebrates 109th Graduating Class

June 07, 2024

A milestone was reached at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology as we celebrated our 109th graduating class with a total of 939 graduates, our largest in history and the first time that convocation was split into two ceremonies.

A Day of Discovery & Exploration General, Events, Programs

A Day of Discovery & Exploration

May 29, 2024

Our recent Discovery Day held on May 15 was a resounding success, bringing together approximately 750 attendees from all corners of the country from British Columbia to New Brunswick. A total of 23 school groups participated which created a...

Broncos Rodeo Produces Strong CCFR Showing Broncos, Student Success

Broncos Rodeo Produces Strong CCFR Showing

May 23, 2024

The Olds College Broncos rodeo team has another Canadian College Rodeo Association (CCRA) champion in its stable.

Olds College Hosts Ambassadors from Around the World General, Smart Farm

Olds College Hosts Ambassadors from Around the World

May 22, 2024

On May 22, 2024, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology was pleased to welcome 29 ambassadors organized by Global Affairs Canada to tour the campus and Olds College Smart Farm to learn more about digital agriculture and technology.

Rocky Mountain Equipment Sponsors New Sprayer for Olds College Donors, Partnerships, Smart Farm

Rocky Mountain Equipment Sponsors New Sprayer for Olds College

May 15, 2024

On May 10, 2024, Rocky Mountain Equipment (RME) delivered a brand-new New Holland Sprayer to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology to be used during the growing seasons for the next three years on the Smart Farm. This generous donation from...

New Scholarship from the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park Donors, Partnerships

New Scholarship from the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park

May 08, 2024

Thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park, a new $3,500 scholarship — the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park Award — has been created at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology to...

Olds College Instructor Explores Digital Communication in Peer-Reviewed Article General, Programs, Student Success

Olds College Instructor Explores Digital Communication in Peer-Reviewed Article

May 07, 2024

Olds College is proud to share the accomplishment of Noah Bradley, Communications Instructor in the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology, who recently had a peer-reviewed journal article published.

Olds College is the Gold Recipient of the Applied Research & Innovation Excellence Award at CICan Smart Farm

Olds College is the Gold Recipient of the Applied Research & Innovation Excellence Award at CICan

April 30, 2024

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is thrilled to be the gold recipient of the 2024 Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). The College received its Award of Excellence during the...

Olds College Hosts CICan Delegation from the Caribbean & Kenya

Olds College Hosts CICan Delegation from the Caribbean & Kenya

April 26, 2024

On April 26, 2024, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology was thrilled to welcome over 30 guests from numerous post-secondary institutions located in the Caribbean as part of the Skills to Access the Green Economy (SAGE) initiative in...

AgTech Investment Panel a Resounding Success Events, Smart Farm

AgTech Investment Panel a Resounding Success

April 25, 2024

Hosted by Olds College of Agriculture & Technology and the Regional Innovation Networks (RINs) across Alberta that are supported by Alberta Innovates, a virtual panel on "Investing in Agriculture Technology" drew attention from across the...

Olds College Calls for Equitable Federal Funding to Boost Research Impact and Economic Growth General, Administration

Olds College Calls for Equitable Federal Funding to Boost Research Impact and Economic Growth

April 16, 2024

Dr. Ben Cecil, President and CEO of Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, delivered compelling testimony before the Federal Government's Standing Committee on Scientific Research, urging for a re-evaluation of the distribution of federal...

Olds College Broncos Honour Soccer & Futsal Standouts at Annual Awards Night Broncos

Olds College Broncos Honour Soccer & Futsal Standouts at Annual Awards Night

April 12, 2024

Soccer and futsal dominated the major award selections at the Olds College Broncos annual awards night on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Tiona Paton — from Morinville, Alta. enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree - Agribusiness...

Aspiring jockey from Barbados pursues dream in Alberta Student Success

Aspiring jockey from Barbados pursues dream in Alberta

April 10, 2024

Meet our inspiring student, Zach, from Barbados, chasing his dream to become a world-class jockey with our Continuing Education Racetrack Exercise Rider program.

In Step with Industry: Olds College Renames Animal Health & Brewmaster Diplomas Programs

In Step with Industry: Olds College Renames Animal Health & Brewmaster Diplomas

April 05, 2024

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is excited to unveil the renaming of two of our diploma programs. This update shows the College’s ongoing commitment to remain at the forefront of industry standards and ensure our educational...

New Functional Fitness Space Now Open at Community Learning Campus General, Student Life

New Functional Fitness Space Now Open at Community Learning Campus

April 03, 2024

The Community Learning Campus (CLC) is thrilled to announce the opening of its latest addition — the eagerly awaited functional fitness space. With the floor laid, walls freshly painted and state-of-the-art equipment installed, the space...

Olds College Hosts Successful Annual Horseshoeing Contest, Raises Funds for Farrier Benevolent Fund Events, Programs, Student Success

Olds College Hosts Successful Annual Horseshoeing Contest, Raises Funds for Farrier Benevolent Fund

April 02, 2024

March 23-24, 2024 was Olds College annual horseshoeing contest "The Olds Classic". Aaron Perry and Madeline Kwan collaborated with the competition company, North 49 Farriers, to organize and run this significant industry event. We had the great...

Business Management Students Excel at Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition Student Success

Business Management Students Excel at Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition

March 27, 2024

Five ambitious students in their second year of the Business Management Diploma program at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology showcased their business strategy skills at the annual Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition on March 14...

Sheep Producers Thrilled with the First Sheep Research Showcase Events, Smart Farm

Sheep Producers Thrilled with the First Sheep Research Showcase

March 22, 2024

On March 20, 2024, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology and Lakeland College Applied Research co-hosted a Sheep Research Showcase in Olds, Alta. welcoming close to 70 people to the first-time event (in the midst of a snowstorm). The Sheep...

Dual Credit Students Test their Skills at Welding Competition Student Success, Programs, Events

Dual Credit Students Test their Skills at Welding Competition

March 19, 2024

Three high school students got the opportunity to showcase and access their welding skills at the Skills Canada Alberta Regional competition on Saturday, March 16, 2024. 

Broncos Make History with ACAC Futsal Awards Broncos

Broncos Make History with ACAC Futsal Awards

March 14, 2024

A pair of Olds College Broncos futsal players were recognized in Lac La Biche as the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) handed out All-Conference awards in the sport for the first time in its history.

Olds College Research Associate Gets Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Published Smart Farm

Olds College Research Associate Gets Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Published

March 06, 2024

We’re proud to announce Dayani Patuwatha Withanage, Research Associate, Crop Research at Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI), recently had a peer-reviewed journal article published.

Olds College Receives $63M for Trades Building Renovation Donors

Olds College Receives $63M for Trades Building Renovation

March 01, 2024

The Government of Alberta announced on Thursday, February 29, the allocation of $63 million in capital funding to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology for the renovation and expansion of the W.J. Elliott Building.

Empowering Tomorrow: Highlights from the Career Fair Student Life, Student Success

Empowering Tomorrow: Highlights from the Career Fair

February 21, 2024

The winter Career Fair held on Tuesday, February 6 in the Alumni Centre and Learning Commons brought together 76 employers, including 21 premium employers, and attracted a crowd of 600 students eager to explore their future career prospects.

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Impact of Industry Partnerships on Work-Integrated Learning Agriculture, Partnerships, Programs, Student Success

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Impact of Industry Partnerships on Work-Integrated Learning

February 13, 2024

Work-integrated learning bridges academia and industry, empowering students with real-world experience. Olds College cultivates partnerships, providing students with practical skills and industry with talented individuals. Students gain valuable...

Trades Students Service Rotary Los Amigos Project General

Trades Students Service Rotary Los Amigos Project

February 09, 2024

In preparation for a long journey to Mexico through the Alberta Rotary Club Los Amigos Project, two frosty fire trucks were serviced by students in the Heavy Equipment Technician Diploma program at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology.

Board Chair Announcement Administration

Board Chair Announcement

February 07, 2024

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is announcing that the Honourable Ted Menzies is stepping down as Board Chair effective immediately due to personal reasons. While regretful of the need for this decision, Ted expressed deep optimism...

Breaking New Ground: Olds College Surges Toward Strategic Enrolment Goals General

Breaking New Ground: Olds College Surges Toward Strategic Enrolment Goals

January 26, 2024

Olds, Jan 24, 2024 – Olds College of Agriculture & Technology proudly announces it is on track to meet its enrolment target for the current academic year and projected to meet the enrolment goals set in its strategic plan,...

Olds College Hosts Distinguished Visitor from the Philippines

Olds College Hosts Distinguished Visitor from the Philippines

January 19, 2024

In a warm welcome that transcended borders, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology hosted guests: Zaldy B. Patron, the Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary, and Nathan Cooper, MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills.

Community Learning Campus Upgrading Fitness Facilities to Meet Growing Training Needs!

Community Learning Campus Upgrading Fitness Facilities to Meet Growing Training Needs!

January 16, 2024

The Community Learning Campus (CLC) is thrilled to announce plans to upgrade its fitness facilities to better cater to the increasing training needs of its valued clients.

Home for the Holidays Initiative Brings Joyful Connections Student Life

Home for the Holidays Initiative Brings Joyful Connections

January 11, 2024

In the spirit of giving and togetherness, the "Home for the Holidays" initiative, run by Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, successfully brought together international and out-of-province students with local community hosts.

2023 RME Ken Wood Memorial Award Donors, Student Success

2023 RME Ken Wood Memorial Award

December 19, 2023

Each year, this award is given to one student who is completing their Agricultural and Heavy Equipment diploma at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.8 and being actively involved in the community

Olds College Welcomes Mara-Lee Moroz as New Chief People & Culture Officer General

Olds College Welcomes Mara-Lee Moroz as New Chief People & Culture Officer

December 13, 2023

Olds College proudly announces the appointment of Mara-Lee Moroz as the institution's new Chief People & Culture Officer, effective February 1, 2024.

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is #4 in Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges Smart Farm

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is #4 in Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges

December 07, 2023

The continued growth of the Smart Agriculture Ecosystem and applied research activities on the Olds College Smart Farm launched the College into the top five this year. 

Successful Career Fair Connects Students with Promising Opportunities Events, Student Success

Successful Career Fair Connects Students with Promising Opportunities

December 01, 2023

In a bustling event that brought together 425 eager students and 50 employers, our recent career fair proved to be a resounding success.

Innovative Teaching in Horticulture: 3D Printing in the Maker Space Faculty Success, Programs

Innovative Teaching in Horticulture: 3D Printing in the Maker Space

November 27, 2023

Teaching the finer details of chainsaw chains to arboriculture students can pose a challenge in a conventional classroom environment.

Olds College Launches New Indoor Agriculture Certificate

Olds College Launches New Indoor Agriculture Certificate

November 20, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is proud to announce the launch of the groundbreaking Indoor Agriculture Certificate program, the first of its kind offered in Canada.

Farrier Science Instructor Aaron Perry Receives Mentorship Award Alumni, Faculty Success, Programs

Farrier Science Instructor Aaron Perry Receives Mentorship Award

November 15, 2023

Aaron Perry, an instructor in the Farrier Science Certificate program at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, was recently recognized for his exceptional commitment to guiding aspiring farriers. He received a prestigious Mentorship Award...

Inspiring Hope and Opportunity: Student Refugee Program Empowers Students to Pursue Higher Education Student Success

Inspiring Hope and Opportunity: Student Refugee Program Empowers Students to Pursue Higher Education

November 15, 2023

Angela's journey at Olds College is one of resilience and hope. As part of the Student Refugee Program, she's pursuing her dreams despite adversities. Her story reflects the incredible impact of education in the lives of refugee students.

Olds College to Host Alberta Premiere of Documentary  "Common Ground" Events, Smart Farm

Olds College to Host Alberta Premiere of Documentary "Common Ground"

November 08, 2023

The documentary "Common Ground" sheds light on the efforts to create healthier food and farms through compelling stories from farmers and allies.

Tools for Success: Bumper to Bumper Supports International Students at Olds College Donors

Tools for Success: Bumper to Bumper Supports International Students at Olds College

October 27, 2023

Thanks to Bumper to Bumper's generous $3,000 toolbox donation, Olds College's Agricultural & Heavy Equipment program is better equipped to prepare students for success with essential tools.

Open House Reaches Greater Success with Two-Day Event Admissions, Events, Programs

Open House Reaches Greater Success with Two-Day Event

October 20, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology enjoyed an impressive turnout for its first two-day Open House event on October 14 and 15.

Rock Out for Make Some Noise for Mental Health Broncos

Rock Out for Make Some Noise for Mental Health

October 17, 2023

This initiative is dedicated to raising awareness and support for mental health and is designed to bring together students, athletes, and their communities.

SeedMaster partners with Olds College to support next generation of agriculture Partnerships, Smart Farm

SeedMaster partners with Olds College to support next generation of agriculture

October 03, 2023

SeedMaster Manufacturing Ltd. is proud to announce a new 10-year partnership with Olds College of Agriculture & Technology to sponsor seeding equipment for the Olds College Smart Farm.

Instructor Bob Hoffos Wins 2023 NISOD Excellence Award General

Instructor Bob Hoffos Wins 2023 NISOD Excellence Award

September 27, 2023

In recognition of his unwavering commitment to education and innovative teaching methods, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology instructor Bob Hoffos has been awarded the prestigious 2023 NISOD Excellence Award by the National Institute for...

Introducing New Board Members with the Fall Term Start

Introducing New Board Members with the Fall Term Start

September 21, 2023

As we embark on the Fall 2023 term at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, we extend a warm welcome to not only new students joining our campus community but also esteemed individuals who have joined as new members of our Board of Governors.

2023 Hall of Fame & Merit Award Winners Inducted Alumni

2023 Hall of Fame & Merit Award Winners Inducted

August 22, 2023

On August 2, 2023 at AgSmart an Induction Ceremony was held to celebrate the 2023 Hall of Fame and Hall of Merit award winners. The ceremony was held in the hosting tent at AgSmart with over 50 friends, family, and fellow alumni of the...

Empowering the Future of Agriculture: HGV and Olds College Form Strategic Alliance Smart Farm

Empowering the Future of Agriculture: HGV and Olds College Form Strategic Alliance

August 17, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology and Hebert Grain Ventures solidify their collaboration on strategic initiatives aimed at driving innovation and growth in the Alberta and Saskatchewan ag industry.

Celebrating Another Successful AgSmart Smart Farm

Celebrating Another Successful AgSmart

August 05, 2023

On August 1 & 2, 2023, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology welcomed more than 3,100 people for its fourth in-person AgSmart event. This two-day educational expo focused on agriculture technology and data across the sector —...

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

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

August 02, 2023

Olds 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...

Olds College Announces Discovery Farm Woodstock has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

Olds College Announces Discovery Farm Woodstock has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

August 02, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to announce Discovery Farm Woodstock has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network. This addition to the network brings total membership to eight smart farms across four provinces working...

AGTECH ACCELERATOR and Olds College Sign MOU to Establish Agtech Hub in Alberta and Saskatchewan Agriculture Technology

AGTECH ACCELERATOR and Olds College Sign MOU to Establish Agtech Hub in Alberta and Saskatchewan

July 26, 2023

With connection to AGTECH ACCELERATOR, a venture-backed accelerator program founded by Cultivator powered by Conexus, Emmertech, and Economic Development Regina (EDR), this strategic collaboration is poised to drive innovation in agriculture,...

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) Named 2023 Partner of the Year General

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) Named 2023 Partner of the Year

July 24, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is delighted to announce that Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) has been named Partner of the Year for 2023. This recognition celebrates AFSC's exceptional collaboration and significant...

Celebrating 5 years on the Smart Farm Agriculture Technology, General, Smart Farm

Celebrating 5 years on the Smart Farm

June 27, 2023

To celebrate five years on the Smart Farm, we're thrilled to present the 2023 Smart Farm Impact Report to showcase our industry-driven applied research, education and training — and the positive impact we’re making in...

Rocky Mountain Equipment Loans Olds College New Heavy Equipment Donors

Rocky Mountain Equipment Loans Olds College New Heavy Equipment

June 22, 2023

Thanks to Rocky Mountain Equipment (RME) for a generous loan on equipment, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is excited to welcome three new pieces of heavy equipment to campus. 

RBC Foundation supports Olds College with $150,000 investment in Controlled Environment Agriculture Donors

RBC Foundation supports Olds College with $150,000 investment in Controlled Environment Agriculture

June 16, 2023

The RBC Foundation has committed $150,000 to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology with the aim of promoting and advancing research and innovation in the field of controlled environment agriculture (CEA). This generous funding will play a...

Olds College Celebrates 108th Graduating Class General

Olds College Celebrates 108th Graduating Class

June 08, 2023

Congratulations to the 108th graduating class of Olds College of Agriculture & Technology! 

Lethbridge College has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

Lethbridge College has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

June 07, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to announce Lethbridge College has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network. The network currently has seven members across three different provinces in Canada working collaboratively...

Dr. Jay Cross Awarded the 2023 Olds College Honourary Degree Alumni, Honourary Degree

Dr. Jay Cross Awarded the 2023 Olds College Honourary Degree

June 06, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Olds College Honourary Degree — Dr. Jay Cross, for his outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine and education.

Olds College Continues to Celebrate Pride #OCPride

Olds College Continues to Celebrate Pride

June 02, 2023

As today marks the beginning of Pride Month, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology renews our commitment to promoting Equity,  Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) on our campus.

Olds College Welcomes Hon. Ted Menzies as New Board Chair

Olds College Welcomes Hon. Ted Menzies as New Board Chair

June 01, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon. Ted Menzies, P.C., as the new Chair of the Olds College Board of Governors by the Government of Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education. Menzies has...

Olds College Announces EMILI has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

Olds College Announces EMILI has joined the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

May 31, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to announce Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI) is bringing Innovation Farms Powered by AgExpert into the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network. The network currently...

High School Students Discover Olds College at Annual Discovery Day

High School Students Discover Olds College at Annual Discovery Day

May 26, 2023

Over five-hundred high school students, teachers and parents attended Olds College of Agriculture & Technology to learn about program offerings and experience our campus for Discovery Day! Attendees travelled from all over Canada –...

New Student Space Unveiled with Generous Grant from CPA Education Foundation Donors, Student Life

New Student Space Unveiled with Generous Grant from CPA Education Foundation

May 11, 2023

The School of Life Science & Business at Olds College of Agriculture and Technology is proud to announce the grand opening of its new student space, thanks to the generous contribution of a $20,000 grant from the CPA Education Foundation of...

Trades Students and Rotary Club Improve Communities at Home and Abroad

Trades Students and Rotary Club Improve Communities at Home and Abroad

May 11, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology trades students have shown their commitment to serving the community by providing their skilled services to the Rotary Club of Olds. Their contributions to the Rotary Club include working on two...

Olds College is Pleased to Offer its First Purebred Red Angus Bulls for Sale Agriculture, Animal Health, General, Hospitality, Tourism, Brewery and Meat Processing, Research

Olds College is Pleased to Offer its First Purebred Red Angus Bulls for Sale

May 08, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to be offering the first purebred Red Angus cattle for private sale since the initial donation of the Red Angus herd in 2020. The College has three Red Angus herd bull prospects ready to be...

Leaders in learning join forces to share unique programming for all students in Central Alberta General

Leaders in learning join forces to share unique programming for all students in Central Alberta

April 27, 2023

Educators focused on ensuring rich career path-way experiences for K-12 students are applauding the provincial government’s investment into a multi-partner Central Alberta Collegiate Institute (CACI) programming model.

Olds College Welcomes New Vice Presidents to Executive Leadership Team Alumni, Campus, General

Olds College Welcomes New Vice Presidents to Executive Leadership Team

April 11, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture and Technology is pleased to welcome Dr. Joy Agnew into the role of Vice President, Research, Dr. Peter Mal into the role of Vice President, Student Experience, and Mr. Todd Ormann into the role of...

Raven Gifts Olds College a Brand New OMNiPOWER 3200 Platform Donors, Smart Farm

Raven Gifts Olds College a Brand New OMNiPOWER 3200 Platform

April 05, 2023

On Monday, April 3, the Raven team arrived on Olds College campus to deliver the brand new OMNiPOWER 3200 model — featuring a sleek and onyx new appearance. Raven connected with Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) earlier in the...

Olds Classic Horseshoeing Contest Returns

Olds Classic Horseshoeing Contest Returns

March 29, 2023

After a three year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the long-running Olds Classic Horseshoeing Contest returned to the McLellan Arena on the Olds College of Agriculture & Technology campus. The event, which has been running since 1982, was...

Winner Announcement: 2023 UFA Student Pitch Competition

Winner Announcement: 2023 UFA Student Pitch Competition

March 29, 2023

United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) and Olds College of Agriculture & Technology are pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 UFA Student Pitch Competition is Justin Andersen.

‘Crushing It’: Introducing the 8th Annual International Women’s Day Brew General, Hospitality, Tourism, Brewery and Meat Processing

‘Crushing It’: Introducing the 8th Annual International Women’s Day Brew

March 08, 2023

The eighth annual International Women's Day Brew has been unveiled by the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management diploma program's first and second year students. The limited edition beer,aptly named 'Crushing It,' is a sessional cold IPA...

Balancing Academics and Athletics: How One Student-Athlete's Dedication Led to Success

Balancing Academics and Athletics: How One Student-Athlete's Dedication Led to Success

March 07, 2023

Despite the challenge of balancing academics and athletics, Tabitha Martin, outside hitter on the Broncos Women’s Volleyball team, has proven that anything is possible this spring as she graduates from her fourth program at Olds College...

Alumni Establishes Mentor Program for Women in Turf

Alumni Establishes Mentor Program for Women in Turf

March 07, 2023

After experiencing workplace harassment, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology alumni Morgan Creighton, decided to make it her passion to help mentor and guide young women navigating a career in the turfgrass industry. 

Accepting Applications for New Seed Varieties at FCDC

Accepting Applications for New Seed Varieties at FCDC

March 07, 2023

The Field Crop Development Center (FCDC) at the Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is now accepting applications to license new seed varieties.

Highlighting Crop Research & Environmental Stewardship Teams

Highlighting Crop Research & Environmental Stewardship Teams

March 06, 2023

With 3,600 acres of farmland to work with, the Crop Research team at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is able to perform in-field crop research with small plots trials and full-field commercial scale investigations.

Olds College Brewmaster Wins Bronze in Iron Brewer Competition

Olds College Brewmaster Wins Bronze in Iron Brewer Competition

February 27, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology instructor and brewmaster, Jason Popesku, won bronze in the 2023 Iron Brewer Competition during the Jasper Beer & Spirits Festival on Feb. 12, 2023.

Students Gain International Business Skills with X-Culture

Students Gain International Business Skills with X-Culture

February 27, 2023

Earlier this fall, five agribusiness students gained valuable international business experience by participating in a unique global experiential learning project — X-Culture.

Honouring Black History in Alberta

Honouring Black History in Alberta

February 01, 2023

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...

Olds College is One of Canada’s Top 10 Research Colleges Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, General, Research

Olds College is One of Canada’s Top 10 Research Colleges

January 25, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology has been named in the top 10 of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges according to Research Infosource Inc. The continued growth of the Smart Ag Ecosystem and applied research activities on the...

Olds College Welcomes New Dean, School of Trades & Skills

Olds College Welcomes New Dean, School of Trades & Skills

January 11, 2023

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is pleased to welcome Dennis Beaudoin into the role of Dean of the School of Trades and Skills. Beaudoin most recently served as the Associate Dean within the School of Trades and Skills at Olds...

The Winter/Spring 2023 Edition of Horizons is Now Available!

The Winter/Spring 2023 Edition of Horizons is Now Available!

January 05, 2023

Horizons is the College's bi-annual, educational magazine about smart ag technologies, applied research activities, food production, innovations in farming and agricultural experiences. The latest edition of Horizons magazine is...

Farrier Instructors First to Take National Industry Test General News

Farrier Instructors First to Take National Industry Test

December 19, 2022

Two faculty members of the Farrier Science certificate program at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology were in the first group of professionals to attend the new Association of Farrier Trainers of Canada (AFTC) exam in spring 2022.

New President, Dr. Ben Cecil, excited to join Olds College Team General News

New President, Dr. Ben Cecil, excited to join Olds College Team

December 07, 2022

On Nov. 2, 2022, Leona Staples, Chair, Olds College Board of Governors, announced the 14th President of Olds College of Agriculture & Technology – Dr. Ben Cecil. The Board of Governors conducted a nation-wide executive search to find...

Trades Student Receives Award from Bumper to Bumper General News

Trades Student Receives Award from Bumper to Bumper

December 01, 2022

A student in the Agricultural & Heavy Technician program at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology recently received a toolbox, valued at $3,000, from Bumper to Bumper in Olds, AB.

Olds College Partners with SaskTel on their Saskatchewan Smart Farm General News

Olds College Partners with SaskTel on their Saskatchewan Smart Farm

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,...

Olds College launches New Agriculture Communications Certificate General News

Olds College launches New Agriculture Communications Certificate

October 11, 2022

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...

Official Grand Opening of the Werklund Agriculture and Technology Centre General News

Official Grand Opening of the Werklund Agriculture and Technology Centre

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 General News

Olds College launches New Equine Care & Management Certificate

October 05, 2022

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...

Olds College Launches New Broncos Varsity Esports Team General News

Olds College Launches New Broncos Varsity Esports Team

September 28, 2022

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 General News

New Agriculture Technology Building Named after Philanthropists David Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund

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...

New Dean, Werklund School of Agriculture Technology joins the College Smart Farm

New Dean, Werklund School of Agriculture Technology joins the College

September 08, 2022

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,...

Olds College Celebrates Installation of Pride Crosswalk #OCPride

Olds College Celebrates Installation of Pride Crosswalk

September 02, 2022

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...

Olds College and AFSC Partner to Drive Innovation in Agriculture General News

Olds College and AFSC Partner to Drive Innovation in Agriculture

August 09, 2022

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...

Learning in the Field at FCDC’s Lacombe Field Day General News

Learning in the Field at FCDC’s Lacombe Field Day

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.

Olds College Announces USask LFCE joins Smart Farm Network General News

Olds College Announces USask LFCE joins Smart Farm Network

July 19, 2022

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.

Olds College launches Agriculture Sales & Customer Support Certificate General News

Olds College launches Agriculture Sales & Customer Support Certificate

June 28, 2022

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 General News

Learn in the Field at FCDC’s Lacombe Field Day

June 23, 2022

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 Honourary Degree Honourary Degree

Holly Fortier awarded the 2022 Olds College Honourary Degree

June 20, 2022

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

Olds College Celebrates Pride 2022 #OCPride

Olds College Celebrates Pride 2022

June 17, 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.

Olds College celebrates the 107th graduating class in-person General News

Olds College celebrates the 107th graduating class in-person

June 16, 2022

The Olds College community celebrated the 107th graduating class in-person as hundreds of graduates crossed the stage. 

Olds College launches Ukrainian Student Program General News

Olds College launches Ukrainian Student Program

June 09, 2022

Olds College looks forward to welcoming two full-time Ukrainian students to campus as part of a sponsorship program developed in response to the conflict in Ukraine.

Ag Data Science Camp returns for second year General News

Ag Data Science Camp returns for second year

June 07, 2022

Offered free of charge to students in grades 11 and 12, the five day overnight camp delivers an immersive college experience to 20 students interested in exploring the power of data informed decision making to help transform the future of...

Olds College Signs MOU with Saskatchewan Polytechnic General News

Olds College Signs MOU with Saskatchewan Polytechnic

May 30, 2022

Olds College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in joint activities on the Olds College Saskatchewan Smart Farm including student work-integrated learning, technology demonstration...

Olds College Receives Boost in Seats for Veterinary Technical Assistant Certificate General News

Olds College Receives Boost in Seats for Veterinary Technical Assistant Certificate

May 25, 2022

Over the next three years, approximately 90 additional seats will be added to the Veterinary Technical Assistant certificate program.

Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic Receive $1.6M from Alberta Innovates General News

Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic Receive $1.6M from Alberta Innovates

May 19, 2022

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) is continuing to support innovation in agriculture through a $1.6 million funding announcement made last week from Alberta Innovates through the Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network (CARIN). 

Olds College Announces Dr. Ray Block as Interim President General News

Olds College Announces Dr. Ray Block as Interim President

May 17, 2022

Olds College Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. Ray Block will be taking on the role of Interim President, effective August 2, 2022.

Deep Ties with Olds College & Agriculture: Margery & George Steckler General News

Deep Ties with Olds College & Agriculture: Margery & George Steckler

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.

Olds College Manager of Athletics Wins CICan Leadership Excellence Award General News

Olds College Manager of Athletics Wins CICan Leadership Excellence Award

April 26, 2022

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...

Olds College Launches Two New Equine Certificates General News

Olds College Launches Two New Equine Certificates

April 14, 2022

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.

Olds College Receives Generous $2 million Gift to Support Enhanced Student Learning General News

Olds College Receives Generous $2 million Gift to Support Enhanced Student Learning

March 29, 2022

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.

Preparing for Growth - Olds College Creates Campus Master Plan General News

Preparing for Growth - Olds College Creates Campus Master Plan

March 18, 2022

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...

Providing Programming to International Students Through New Partnerships General News

Providing Programming to International Students Through New Partnerships

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 Response to 2022 Provincial Budget General News

Olds College Response to 2022 Provincial Budget

March 01, 2022

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

Improving Sustainability in Agriculture with Better Space Data from DragonEye Satellite General News

Improving Sustainability in Agriculture with Better Space Data from DragonEye Satellite

February 07, 2022

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.

New Ag Sales Certificate Launched in Response to Industry Need General News

New Ag Sales Certificate Launched in Response to Industry Need

February 01, 2022

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...

The Sky’s the Limit with TELUS Agriculture General News

The Sky’s the Limit with TELUS Agriculture

December 20, 2021

Since investing $1 million in the Olds College Smart Farm one year ago, TELUS Agriculture has been collaborating with the College to develop and accelerate agriculture technology while supporting the next generation of agriculture talent...

Olds College and Swedish University of Agriculture sign student exchange MOU General News

Olds College and Swedish University of Agriculture sign student exchange MOU

December 15, 2021

Olds College signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) to facilitate student exchange between the two institutions.

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada and Embassy Members Tour the Smart Farm General News

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada and Embassy Members Tour the Smart Farm

December 09, 2021

Olds College was pleased to welcome H.E. the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada, Akylbek Kamaldinov, and members from the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Canada including visitors from the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) and Condor...

Olds College joins Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine General News

Olds College joins Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine

December 08, 2021

Smart farming pioneer Olds College, one of Canada’s leading agricultural schools, is partnering with Bioenterprise, Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, to strengthen national agricultural innovation opportunities.

Olds College and University of Saskatchewan Sign Research MOU General News

Olds College and University of Saskatchewan Sign Research MOU

November 24, 2021

Two of Canada’s leaders in agriculture and agri-food education and applied research, Olds College and University of Saskatchewan (USask), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in joint activities related to...

Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture Tour Olds College Smart Farm General News

Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture Tour Olds College Smart Farm

November 18, 2021

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Federal Minister of Agriculture and newly appointed Alberta Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Nate Horner, toured the Olds College Smart Farm to learn more about the industry-led,...

Olds College Welcomes Paul Thiel as New Thought Leader in Smart Agriculture General News

Olds College Welcomes Paul Thiel as New Thought Leader in Smart Agriculture

November 05, 2021

The Thought Leader is an advisor, connector and collaborator for Olds College and Canada’s Smart Agriculture Ecosystem. The role is designed to engage an individual for a two to three year period,  as a way to support Olds...

Barley Trail Wins Bronze at Alberta Beer Awards General News

Barley Trail Wins Bronze at Alberta Beer Awards

November 04, 2021

The Olds College Brewery took home multiple awards at the 2021 Alberta Beer Awards, winning Silver in the American-Style Wheat Beer category with Hay City, as well as taking Bronze with Barley Trail in the All-Alberta Malt category.

Field Crop Development Centre Sets Strategic Direction General News

Field Crop Development Centre Sets Strategic Direction

October 27, 2021

In January, 2021 the Field Crop Development Centre transitioned from the ministry of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to Olds College. Focused on developing enhanced cereal varieties for feed, forage, malt, food and...

Olds College Launches Microcredentials General News

Olds College Launches Microcredentials

September 28, 2021

Olds College launches microcredentials in horticulture production, cannabis retail, and beverage production. A microcredential is a short-term, flexible certification that recognizes a specific skill, learning outcome or competency that allows...

BASF Digital Farming commits $300,000 in support of HyperLayer Data Concept

BASF Digital Farming commits $300,000 in support of HyperLayer Data Concept

September 22, 2021

BASF Digital Farming has announced a $300,000 donation to Olds College, as part of its three-year commitment to support the Olds College Smart Farm.

Olds College updates Strategic Plan, Growing 2025 General News

Olds College updates Strategic Plan, Growing 2025

September 01, 2021

The College’s strategic plan was produced in 2018 to provide a clear direction for the College centred around growth and achieving our social purpose of “transforming agriculture for a better...

Floating Island Technology for Livestock Water Remediation General News

Floating Island Technology for Livestock Water Remediation

August 30, 2021

Olds College researchers are evaluating the economic and environmental benefits of using native wetland plants and floating island technology to remediate feedlot runoff water. This research aims to effectively improve water quality for irrigation...

New Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer Announced General News

New Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer Announced

August 17, 2021

Olds College is pleased to announce Connie Young has been selected as the new Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The Spring/Summer 2021 Edition of Horizons is Now Available! General News

The Spring/Summer 2021 Edition of Horizons is Now Available!

August 16, 2021

The latest edition of Horizons magazine is now available. We are always searching for new and interesting stories to feature about our alumni in Horizons.

AgSmart 2021 Celebrates Its Second Edition

AgSmart 2021 Celebrates Its Second Edition

August 12, 2021

From autonomous farm equipment and livestock digital imagery demos to expert educational sessions, food trucks and beer gardens, AgSmart 2021 had something for everyone.

CAAIN Announces Fourth Funded Project General News

CAAIN Announces Fourth Funded Project

August 03, 2021

The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) has unveiled the fourth project to be funded through its 2020 Closed Competition. Evaluation and Improvement of Economic, Environmental and Logistical Benefits of Autonomous...

Alberta Colleges & Polytechnics Create Agriculture and Food Research Collaborative

Alberta Colleges & Polytechnics Create Agriculture and Food Research Collaborative

July 29, 2021

In support of Alberta’s economic recovery, seven of Alberta’s Colleges and Polytechnics have signed a declaration to work together to advance agriculture and food research in Alberta.

Sharing Messages of Hope and Support General News

Sharing Messages of Hope and Support

July 15, 2021

Working with members of the Olds community, the tipi in the Constructed Wetlands at Olds College is being filled with messages of encouragement and support for indigenous communities as unmarked graves continue to be found near residential school...

This is Your Shot! COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives General News

This is Your Shot! COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives

June 22, 2021

To keep our campus community safe, all staff and students are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is our top priority to give you a safe and healthy in-person learning experience. 

Olds College Signs CICan Indigenous Protocol General News

Olds College Signs CICan Indigenous Protocol

June 21, 2021

Today, on National Indigenous People’s Day, Olds College would like to announce that we have officially signed the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Indigenous Protocol that was developed by CICan with its members...

Olds College Launches Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network General News

Olds College Launches Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network

June 17, 2021

Olds, Alberta, Canada, June 17, 2021 -  Olds College announces the launch of the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network—a network of Smart Farms committed to sharing data and expertise that will help farmers, industry and...

Lethbridge College, Olds College sign agriculture research MOU General News

Lethbridge College, Olds College sign agriculture research MOU

June 15, 2021

Two of Alberta’s premier agriculture applied research institutions are coming together to ensure the province’s agriculture industry has access to world-class researchers, resources and data. 

Loyalist College, Olds College Sign Agriculture Applied Research and Programming MOU General News

Loyalist College, Olds College Sign Agriculture Applied Research and Programming MOU

June 15, 2021

Together Loyalist College and Olds College will establish new and enhanced work integrated learning opportunities for students between the two institutions, and explore potential areas of collaboration in smart agriculture, vertical farming and...

Olds College Celebrates Pride 2021 #OCPride

Olds College Celebrates Pride 2021

June 14, 2021

Olds College and Olds High School staff and students raised the pride flags on campus to celebrate inclusivity and to kick off Pride Month 2021. 

TELUS 5G Network Comes to Olds College Smart Farm and Community General News

TELUS 5G Network Comes to Olds College Smart Farm and Community

June 09, 2021

TELUS has expanded its next-generation 5G network to Olds as part of a three year, $14.5 billion investment in Alberta to further support the province through the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recovery. Local residents, businesses, and...

Celebrating the 105th and 106th Graduating Classes! General News

Celebrating the 105th and 106th Graduating Classes!

June 07, 2021

Olds College celebrated the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 on Saturday, June 5, 2021, via two virtual ceremonies, which marked the College’s 105th and 106th Convocation.

Flags Lowered On Campus Lowering the Flag

Flags Lowered On Campus

May 31, 2021

In solemn recognition of the lives and spirits of the 215 children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School, we are lowering the flags on the Olds College campus. 

COVID-19 Update: Fall Term Delivery General News

COVID-19 Update: Fall Term Delivery

May 14, 2021

On March 18, 2021 the Government of Alberta issued a statement encouraging Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to prepare for a full return to campus for fall 2021. Under the guidance of the Government of Alberta,...

Olds College and TELUS Agriculture Partner to Offer Free Webinar General News

Olds College and TELUS Agriculture Partner to Offer Free Webinar

May 11, 2021

Olds College and TELUS Agriculture are partnering to offer a complimentary webinar on crop disease control and management, disease cycles and how technology can support more accurate and timely disease-related decisions. 

Leona Staples Wins 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Award General News

Leona Staples Wins 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture Award

May 10, 2021

Leona Staples, Chair of the Board of Governors at Olds College, was one of the seven women to receive the 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture award. Staples, along with her husband and sons, also own and operate The Jungle Farm in Red...

Alberta's Colleges Ready to Act on Alberta 2030 Strategy

Alberta's Colleges Ready to Act on Alberta 2030 Strategy

May 03, 2021

Alberta’s colleges are ready to respond to the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy by continuing to provide adaptable, relevant, hands-on training that prepares students to support Alberta’s employers and economy....

Olds College Receives Silver Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award General News

Olds College Receives Silver Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award

April 27, 2021

Olds College was recognized with a Silver Applied Research and Innovation Excellence award from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) for their innovative creation of the Olds College Smart Farm and smart agriculture...

Olds College Brewery Will Capture CO2 to Reduce Emissions General News

Olds College Brewery Will Capture CO2 to Reduce Emissions

April 22, 2021

This project aims to reduce GHG emissions by capturing and reusing CO2  that would otherwise be wasted into the atmosphere. By adding this technology to the brewing process, the goal is to reduce emissions and create a valuable product....

It’s a wrap for Olds College’s ‘A Celebration of Alberta Ag’ General News

It’s a wrap for Olds College’s ‘A Celebration of Alberta Ag’

April 16, 2021

The live-streamed production of A Celebration of Alberta Ag, successfully wrapped up on Friday, April 9, 2021 with over 1200 viewers from all over Alberta, Canada and around the world, including England, Nigeria, the Philippines and New...

Olds College Receives Grant from Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund General News

Olds College Receives Grant from Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund

April 15, 2021

Olds College is one of 123 post-secondary institutions across Canada to receive a $25,000 Kickoff Grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund. This grant will enhance the current online campus health and wellness...

UFA and Olds College Announce the 2021 Student Pitch Competition Winner General News

UFA and Olds College Announce the 2021 Student Pitch Competition Winner

April 14, 2021

United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) together with Olds College are pleased to announce Daniel Stefner, with his pitch for Hopper Bottom Grain Flow Gauge, as the winner of 2021 UFA Student Pitch Competition. A...

TELUS Agriculture Named Olds College 2021 Partner of the Year General News

TELUS Agriculture Named Olds College 2021 Partner of the Year

March 31, 2021

On the Olds College Smart Farm, TELUS Agriculture has been testing innovations like security solutions, weather stations, field sensors, and rural connectivity solutions. In the near future, the Smart Farm will provide live testing for...

Alberta’s Colleges Adapt to Meet the Needs of Students, Industry

Alberta’s Colleges Adapt to Meet the Needs of Students, Industry

March 30, 2021

As Alberta’s economy recovers and moves forward, Alberta’s colleges are ready to lead the way, providing real world experience and cutting-edge research to support Albertans and the communities where they...

Cervus Equipment Partners with Olds College General News

Cervus Equipment Partners with Olds College

March 16, 2021

Olds College and Cervus Equipment have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the operation of the Smart Farm. The five-year agreement will see Cervus  provide John Deere farm equipment and the labour needed to...

Compost Centre Transition Plan Community Town Hall General News

Compost Centre Transition Plan Community Town Hall

March 16, 2021

Residents of Mountain View County and the Town of Olds are invited to attend a virtual community town hall meeting on March 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the transition and longer-term operational plan for the compost centre. To register...

TD Bank Group Supports Olds College with $250,000 investment in Autonomous Agriculture General News

TD Bank Group Supports Olds College with $250,000 investment in Autonomous Agriculture

March 11, 2021

TD Bank Group has committed $250,000 to Olds College in support of autonomous agriculture education and applied research on the Olds College Smart Farm. The funding will support the continuing operation of the DOT Autonomous...

Semi-finalists announced for the 2021 UFA Student Pitch Competition General News

Semi-finalists announced for the 2021 UFA Student Pitch Competition

March 08, 2021

United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) is pleased to announce that Olds College students Daniel Stefner, Kenneth Deocampo, Lauren McKamey, Styn Nieuwenhuis and Tristen Norman have been named semi-finalists in the...

The Sixth Annual Olds College International Women’s Day Brew Has Arrived! General News

The Sixth Annual Olds College International Women’s Day Brew Has Arrived!

March 08, 2021

This Sundress Has Pockets is a Session New England Pale Ale (NEPA) style brewed by first and second year female students from our Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Diploma program. 

Olds College to host livestreamed event — A Celebration of Alberta Ag General News

Olds College to host livestreamed event — A Celebration of Alberta Ag

March 02, 2021

Streamed live from the Olds College campus, the evening’s program will include an appearance by Alberta born country music star — Corb Lund, as well as showcasing the College’s hands-on program offering and student...

Dr. Joy Agnew in Top 50 most influential people in Canadian Ag General News

Dr. Joy Agnew in Top 50 most influential people in Canadian Ag

February 23, 2021

Dr. Joy Agnew, Associate Vice-President, Applied Research, Olds College was named in the Top 50 most influential people in Canadian Agriculture by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).  Dr. Agnew joins several Olds college alumni on the...

Celebrating #CdnAgDay

Celebrating #CdnAgDay

February 23, 2021

At Olds College everything we do supports the innovative evolution of the agricultural industry. From offering full-time programming in agriculture, agriculture technology, horticulture, animal science, land and environment management, food...

Celebrate Black History Month General News

Celebrate Black History Month

February 01, 2021

At Olds College, our goal is to foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among all learners. Together, with our students and staff, we will continue to learn how we can do better and make meaningful changes to ensure Olds College is a...

Olds College Receives Funding for Gender Equality Training General News

Olds College Receives Funding for Gender Equality Training

January 25, 2021

Olds College has developed a customized gender equity initiative to address inequity in leadership development, sport, and physical activity for women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender- diverse individuals at Olds College and the surrounding...

In Memoriam: Bob Clark Lowering the Flag

In Memoriam: Bob Clark

June 13, 2020

A long-time friend and advocate of Olds College, Mr. Clark was appointed to the Olds College Board of Governors as a public Board Member in January 2010.

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