Olds College announces Werklund School of Agriculture Technology

From left to right: Michael Frankiw, student; Debbie Thompson, Vice President Academic and Student Experience, Olds College; David Werklund, Founder and Chairman of Werklund Ventures Ltd.; Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College; Demetrios Nicolaides, MLA for Calgary–Bow and Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education. Contributed photo

Olds College has announced the launch of the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology.

Through the school, students will have access to new programs to prepare them for careers requiring an understanding of the connectedness between agronomy, technology and data sciences.

Students will have access to hands-on, high-tech learning experiences through the Olds College Smart Farm, the Smart Ag Innovation Centre and the new ag tech learning hub that is scheduled to be opened for the start of classes in the fall of 2022.

“This is a historic day for Olds College. The launch of the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology is a profound statement of our commitment to building Alberta’s position as a global leader in agriculture and technology,” said college president Stuart Cullum.

Canadian entrepreneur David Werklund and his partner Susan Norman have been supporters of Olds College for several years.

“Susan and I are delighted that the Werklund School of Agriculture Technology will lead the way to a revolutionary change in agricultural learning,” said Werklund.

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