Having someone in the provincial Agriculture Ministry portfolio who is from the industry and understands it - can only be a good thing, according to Olds College's President. Stuart Cullum was reacting to last month's announcement which saw Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Devin Dreeshen named the Minister of Ag & Forestry within Alberta's new United Conservative government.
Olds College President Looks Forwards To Working With New, Local Provincial Ag Minister
Stuart Cullum says it was exciting to see a local MLA named Alberta's new Minister of Agriculture & Forestry last month.
Olds College's President looks forward to working with Devin Dreeshen from Innisfail-Sylvan Lake to ensure Olds College is developing the kinds of programs that are needed to support the ag sector as a whole.
Cullum says Devin Dreeshen and his family come from agriculture and they understand the challenges of being a producer in an industry that is influenced by factors - including global trade issues.
Based on their past discussions, Cullum believes Dreehsen will be an excellent partner for Olds College as the province's Ag & Forestry Minister.