Lethbridge College expands rural reach

Just in time for the start of a new semester, Lethbridge College has opened its fifth rural campus. Vulcan, about 75 kilometres north of Lethbridge, will be offering college courses using video conferencing as well as direct instruction. The town joins the ranks of rural college campuses in Fort Macleod, Claresholm, Pincher Creek and Crowsnest […] Read more


Additional financial support will assist Canadians pursuing international ag fellowship

An international program designed for Canadians with a career in agriculture has received new funding support. Glacier Media, a Canadian owner of print and online publications, which includes The Western Producer, has committed $15,000 per year. Three Canadians are selected annually for the prestigious Nuffield scholarship, founded by Britain’s Lord Nuffield in 1947. Eight countries […] Read more


Farming provided skills for work on the mound

Jonathan Harpestad calls it self-reliance. His mother, Heidi, calls it maturing. But they both agree that the sports academy he has attended in Okotoks, Alta., since age 16 has taught him more than baseball skills. In his two years at the school, the Eston, Sask., youth has improved his pitching while taking academic courses and learning to […] Read more



Taking education beyond academics yields benefits for family

Lynette Dyck home schools four of her children on the family farm outside of Swift Current, Sask. And in conversation with Dyck, it is likely that her three-year-old will probably make that five in a few years. She believes that educating a child at home, surrounded by family, yields net benefits that extend beyond academics […] Read more


Students optimistic on prospects

Three agriculture students from the University of Manitoba were in a cheerful mood recently as they attending Keystone Agricultural Producers’ annual convention. “There are so many jobs out there,” sad Jessi Good, a second year agriculture diploma student, during a coffee break. The students got a chance to learn more about an industry that offers […] Read more