Olds College Horticulture Program Under Review


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‚Äôs 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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Kwantlen Turfgrass Diploma Students Ace WCTA Conference Experience

12.08.17-show.logo2013by Stan Kazymerchyk

12 Kwantlen Turfgrass diploma students travelled to Penticton March 2-5 for the 50th WCTA Conference. Students saw the latest products at the Trade Show, learned at great presentations and networked extensively with industry professionals.   They also rang the show in by organizing a very successful Pub Night attended by 70 turfgrass managers.  Many thanks to David Duncan and the Kwantlen Turf Club for sponsoring this very successful event, along with Bos Sod for the bentgrass turf.

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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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