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Agribusiness

Precision agriculture is the future for the industry, and Alberta farmers and manufacturers are adopting technologies to grow new crops and significantly improve their products and processes. With a growth projection of 13 per cent year-over-year, Calgary’s agribusiness sector is forecasted to invest $246 million in digital transformation by 2024.

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Lindsay Smylie

Business Development Manager, Agribusiness

Leading the Way

Agriculture has always been a staple of Calgary’s economy, and this sector continues to evolve thanks to innovative companies creating and applying leading-edge technologies.

Innovating the Industry

Post-secondary schools, along with specialized institutes, are leading the advancement of innovation and agri-tech for livestock, field crops, food processing and food safety.

Werklund School of Agriculture Technology

The Werklund School of Agriculture Technology will give students access to hands on, high-tech learning experiences through the Olds College Smart Farm, the Smart Ag Innovation Centre and the new agri-tech learning hub that is scheduled to open in fall 2022.

The School will offer students new agri-tech programs, including the Precision Agriculture – Techgronomy Diploma and Agriculture Technology Integration Post-Diploma Certificate.

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Lindsay Smylie

Lindsay Smylie

Business Development Manager, Agribusiness

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