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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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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13.02.02-OC.turf.Clubby Jason Pick, Instructor, Turf Management Program

The final quarter of the 2013 Olds College school year was an exciting one – we began the new year with a guest lecture from Mitch Davidson AGS, superintendent of Dinosaur Trail Golf Club who reminded us to “Invest in Ourselves”  sharing how you can support your associations while advancing your communication skills.  At the CGSA conference in Toronto, we saw our 2012 Applied degree graduate Andrew Krek win the $2500 scholarship, while Cody Inkster and Franz Unterberger  both also collected scholastic grants from the WCTA. 

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