Olds College is opening up its Agricultural Management program to 50 more students this fall.
Capacity for the popular two-year college program will increase to 125 students from 75. By fall 2018 the program will have 250 students enrolled in the diploma between first and second year.
The diploma program gives students a comprehensive education that allows them to work in production agriculture, agribusinesses, or businesses that process, market and distribute products from agriculture. Students gain skills in crops and livestock, finance, agri-business management, marketing and the latest technology.
As of March 31, the college received 165 applications for program. Applications are still being accepted and prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Expansion of Agricultural Management comes on the heels of the college’s establishment of the Werklund Agriculture Institute that will include Werklund Growth Centre, Olds College Agriculture and Food Enterprise, and a Producer Mentor program.