Olds College has created 50 additional first-year seats in its Agricultural Management program, increasing capacity from 75 to 125 first-year students.

“Our Agricultural Management program is one of our most popular programs at Olds College and has the highest number of enrolled students,” explains Dr. Barb Mulholland, Dean of the School of Agribusiness, Land & Fashion at Olds College. “Increasing access to our program demonstrates Olds College’s support for the agriculture industry and the confidence we have in our excellent program.”

As of March 31, 2017 the College had 165 applications submitted for the September 2017 intake for the Agricultural Management program. Applications are still being accepted and prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The decision to increase the capacity of the Agricultural Management program comes on the heels of the College’s announcement of the establishment of the Werklund Agriculture Institute.

“These are exciting times for the agriculture industry and Olds College,” explains Dr. Jason Dewling, Vice President, Academics and Applied Research, Olds College. “Agriculture programming has been the foundation of Olds College for over 100 years. As we look to expand our programming, we will continue to develop agriculture leaders and innovators of industry as Canada’s centre of specialization in agriculture.”

The expanded number of spaces will be in place for the fall 2017 start of the Agricultural Management program.

By fall 2018 the program will have 250 students enrolled in the diploma between first and second year.