UFA announces half-a-million dollar donation to Olds College

Olds College received a $500K donation from UFA to be put towards the UFA Innovation Centre along with some funds to be put toward the Smart Ag farm. (Olds College/Twitter)

It was an exciting day at Olds College as the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative (UFA), announced it was making a hefty donation to create the UFA Innovation Lab located at Olds College Smart Ag Innovation Centre. Part of the $500,000 in funds will also go to support the college’s Smart Farm.

“Not only is the donation from UFA an investment in the student experience, but it’s (also) an investment in the future of agriculture,” says Olds College president, Stuart Cullum.

The money donated by UFA will roll out over five years, and construction is slated to begin this December.

Listen below to RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney speak with Rob Giguere, vice president of commercial agri-business at UFA, about the donation, and why the organization chose Olds College for this sizable donation

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