Olds College June 2014 News

13.07.30-olds.college.logoBy Jason Pick

Wishing them both the very best of luck, we finished the winter term at Olds College with two CGSA/TORO Future Superintendent nominees; Carmen Kozak (graduating turf diploma) and Franz Unterberger (graduating applied turf degree).  As exceptional ambassadors of our program and industry, we are very proud of both students.  We can also raise a toast to Ms. Stacy Reichert, who recently won CGSA’s Scholastic award of $2500 for her article reporting on the Alberta floods.

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Olds College Horticulture Program Under Review

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By Jerry Rousseau

This past June, Olds College officials circulated a memo amongst faculty and staff stating School of Environment programs were under review including Horticulture offerings.  The review comes on the heels of an Alberta government budget cutback which reduced the college’s program government funding by 7% and includes all programs listed in the School of Environment related to the Horticulture industry: LGAP, Environmental Horticulture, Production Horticulture, B.App. Science (all three majors), and Turfgrass Management.

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Olds College Campus News

13.02.02-OC.turf.ClubSt. Andrews Renovations by Greg Bond

As a graduating diploma student in the turfgrass management program at Olds College, this semester we are learning golf course design and construction.  As one of many topics under discussion, the most recent media frenzy regarding renovations to the old course at St Andrews prompted me to offer my own observations and opinions.

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