UFA is Olds College's 2019 Partner of the Year. Patrick Machacek - OC's Vice President of Development & Strategy - says both Olds College and the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited (UFA) recognize innovation and technology within agriculture are going to be critically important to pass along to the learners who are going to be leading the ag sector in the years to come.
The recipients of Olds College's Partner of the Year award support the values, mandate and reflect the vision of the local post-secondary institution in a manner that has a positive, measurable and lasting impact.
Patrick Machacek - OC's Vice President of Development & Strategy - says this year's Partner of the Year is the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited (UFA).
UFA recently made a five year financial commitment of $500,000 dollars to enable Olds College to create the UFA Innovation Lab on campus inside the newly constructed Smart Ag Innovation Centre - along with funding the Olds College Smart Farm.
He notes that UFA has also partnered with Olds College to host UFA Innovation Day - a Dragon's Den style competition - on October 17th of this year.
Machacek says the Partner of the Year award will be bestowed upon UFA on April 12th during Olds College's annual Homestead Feast fundraiser.
He adds, tickets are still available.
To purchase tickets visit the website oldscollege.ca/homesteadfeast.
Team Alberta is a collaboration of the province's crop commissions: Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Wheat Commission. One of the team's priorities is continued access to international markets for nearly $5 billion dollars of Alberta crop exports.
The Humpty's Champions Cup will showcase teams from around the world and in April of 2020 it will put the spotlight on the town of Olds. It will be the final event of the 2019-2020 Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling season.
The Olds & District Hospice Society's Hike for Hospice is coming up on Sunday, May 5th. It begins at Holy Trinity Catholic School with registration 8:45am. The welcome ceremonies are at 9:30am and the rain or shine run gets going at 10 o'clock. Participants can run, walk, or wheel along trails in Olds for a distance of 1 or 5 kilometers.
United Conservative Party candidate Devin Dreeshen has been declared the Member of the Legislative Assembly elect for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. Dreeshen first became the MLA for this constituency with 81.67% of the vote as a member of the UCP in a by-election held in July of 2018.
United Conservative Party candidate Jason Nixon has been declared the Member of the Legislative Assembly elect for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre. Nixon first became the MLA for this constituency with 40.11% of the vote as a member of the Wildrose Party in 2015.
United Conservative Party candidate Nathan Cooper has been declared the Member of the Legislative Assembly elect for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills. Cooper first became the MLA for this constituency with 53.4% of the vote as a member of the Wildrose Party in 2015.
Chinook's Edge School Division has listed its top priorities for government ahead of the provincial election. CESD has distributed the priorities in the school newsletters for information throughout the election process.