Agriculture education investments demonstrate critical value of this industry for the future

The University of Lethbridge (U of L) will receive $1 million over five years from the Potato Growers of Alberta, McCain Foods, ConAgra Lamb Weston and Cavendish Farms to establish a Chair in potato science.

Cor Van Raay, founder of Cor Van Raay Farms and a leading Canadian cattle producer, donates $5 million to Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge to establish the Cor Van Raay Southern Alberta Agribusiness Program. This joint program will focus on agriculture-related education opportunities in the areas of ag-economics, business development, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, commodity and futures trading, and general management and leadership with a focus on agricultural innovation.