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Olds College, Hebert Grain Ventures make collaboration official

August 30, 2023
By The Trough

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology and Hebert Grain Ventures (HGV) have signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing a collaboration on strategic initiatives aimed at driving innovation and growth in the agriculture industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The partnership will encompass joint efforts in farming, precision agriculture, student development, research, and economic growth. A primary area of collaboration will involve sponsoring grants for applied research projects. Through these grants, Olds College and HGV will support research initiatives focused on emerging technologies and practices in agriculture. This dedication to research and development will facilitate the testing and validation of new technologies, with an emphasis on data management, environmental sustainability, and variable rate technologies.

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s ag leaders and, through this MOU, I believe we’re preparing them to constantly adapt to the ever-changing nature of agriculture today,” says Kristjan Hebert, president of The Hebert Group. “Through cutting-edge research and hands-on learning, these students will have the mindset and the skills needed to move the industry forward.”

HGV has also established a scholarship program for students enrolled in agricultural programs at Olds College. This initiative aims to provide financial support to outstanding students, recognizing their potential as future leaders in the field. Additionally, HGV will offer select students summer internships, providing them with valuable practical experience and skill development opportunities.


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