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July 8 2020

Innovation at the heart of Alberta's ability to nourish the world AND have sustainable agriculture practices

CALGARY, AB – “The Calgary Chamber commends the Government of Alberta for its $21 million contribution towards agricultural education and innovation, including co-investing in the creation of the Ag-Tech Learning Hub at Olds College.

“This investment will advance our province and our country’s ability to nourish the world AND have sustainable agricultural practices, while remaining competitive on the world stage.

“At our inaugural Canada’s Agriculture Summit earlier this year, industry leaders and policy makers agreed that human ingenuity and technological innovation are the future of sustainable agriculture. Today’s investment brings both elements together, benefitting the next generation of agricultural leaders and businesses alike.

“Enabling our base industries to adapt and thrive, and developing the innovation super clusters of the future will be key to Alberta’s economic recovery; creating long-term sustainable jobs for all Albertans. Today’s announcement is a promising step towards achieving these priorities.

“The Chamber will continue to work with government on leveraging the potential of this important sector in our economy and advocate for policies that ensure resiliency and a winning strategy for our city, province, and country.”

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