Alberta’s barley program moving to Olds College

L-R: Leona Staples, MLA Nathan Cooper, Stuart Cullum, Minster Dreeshen, Minister Nicolaides and Dr. Joy Agnew.

An initial $10.5-million grant over three years will fund the program at Olds College. The college will take ownership of the program, providing it the capacity to support more world-leading research.

“Olds has long been the centre of agriculture research innovation, so it was a natural fit. From practical on-farm applications to advanced technical training, the college has helped build modern agriculture in Alberta. Tremendous barley varieties have been developed under Alberta’s barley breeding program and a more farmer-focused research program under Olds College, will just make a good thing better.”Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

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