UFA Innovation Day

UFA Innovation Day

Have a great ag innovation idea? UFA Innovation Day, coming this fall, is your chance to develop an idea in partnership with UFA and Olds College. Together we will provide mentorship and financial support for innovative ideas that have what it takes to Get it. Done.

How it works.

  1. Come up with an innovative ag idea.

  2. Meet with Karla Peterson, Entrepreneurship Coordinator at Olds College to flesh out your idea.

  3. October 10, 2019 - Submission entry deadline. 

  4. Attend the Build Your Business weekend workshop on October 5-6, 2019 with College staff to work on developing your business plan and pitch.

  5. October 17, 2019 UFA Innovation Day – The top 10 ideas will be named semi-finalists and will move onto phase two, the Showcase Presentation. UFA will provide a $500 credit to help students further develop their projects. A mentor will be assigned to each innovator.

  6. The Pitch – showcase your idea to a panel of judges on March 25, 2020. Winning presentations will receive financial support to commercialize their idea or product.

UFA Innovation Day Submission Form


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Do I have to be a current student to participate?
A: If you are a current student anytime during 2019, you are eligble to participate.

Q: How many semi-finalists are there?
A: There will be a maximum of ten semi-finalists chosen and announced at UFA Innovation Day, October 17, 2019.

Q: Will there be help available to me?
A: Yes, once you are registered, you will be matched with a mentor who will be there to guide you along the process.

Q: Is there a time limit for the Showcase presentation?
A: Yes, there will be a time limit of 10 minutes per presentation.

Q: How many winners will there be at the Showcase?
A: UFA will announce the top three winners.

Q: Where can I register or get more information?
A: Registration details will be posted soon. For more UFA Innovation Day information, please contact Karla Petersen at kpetersen@oldscollege.ca or 403.512.8633.


About UFA Co-operative Limited:

Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 110,000 member-owners. UFA’s network comprises more than 110 bulk fuel and Cardlock Petroleum locations, 34 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and a support office located in Calgary, AB. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 950 UFA employees provide products, services and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.UFA.com.