Wednesday on the 3rd of Agriculture, representatives from the University of Saskatchewan and the College of Olds signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct joint research on automation and enhanced digital data integration in agriculture.
The two schools have a longstanding relationship.
“Olds College and the University of Saskatchewan have a long history as catalysts for innovation in the agricultural industry,” said Olds College associate director of applied research Joy Agnew. “With the MoU in place, we look forward to partnering with USask to continue providing technical solutions and training opportunities for the agri-food and agri-food industry.”
Both USask and Olds say they understand that technology solutions are needed to maintain Canada’s position as a global leader in agriculture, and both have impressive assets. USask is home to the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Water Security Institute, and the Center for Livestock and Forage Excellence.
Olds College is home to Canada’s first smart farm. The 2,800-acre environment fosters the university’s agricultural activities and applied research program.
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Areas that could see improvements from the MOU include sensing and sensing, data transmission and security, as well as AI and control to support the growing technical change in agricultural production.
The signing is part of the Inter-Canada Smart Farms network, an initiative with multiple organizations working together to address challenges by working together.
“We are very excited about the University of Saskatchewan being part of that network and contributing,” said Olds College president Stuart Cullum.
The initial MOU has a term of five years and will be governed by a joint committee consisting of representatives from both organisations.
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