20 February 2022 - Olds College of Agriculture & Technology has been named in the top 10 of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges according to Research Infosource Inc. The continued growth of the Smart Ag Ecosystem and applied research activities on the Olds College Smart Farm launched the College into the top 10 this year.
In addition to being ranked number 10 overall, Olds College was listed as number three in the country for College Research Income Growth and number seven for College Research Intensity (dollar per researcher). In the small tier college category, Olds College made the top 10 for number of research partnerships, completed research projects, paid student researchers and industry research income.
“We are so happy to be listed in the top 10 of all research colleges in the country,” comments Dr. Joy Agnew, Associate Vice President, Applied Research, Olds College. “The Olds College Smart Ag Ecosystem is focused on accelerating the progress and innovation needed to grow Canada’s ag industry through applied research. The Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) — together with our Smart Farm and Field Crop Development Centre — continues to focus on practical, industry-driven applied research that is implementable by the agriculture industry. Reaching the top 10 truly shows that our applied research activities at Olds College are strengthening the ag and ag tech industries in Canada.”
The College’s primary research areas of focus include field crop production, livestock production, environmental stewardship in agriculture, barley and triticale variety development, and smart agriculture technologies and practices. The College collaborates with industry, academics and government to support applied research, innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship.