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Assiniboine Community College on track for ag expansion

Assiniboine Community College on track for ag expansion

Construction on the Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture will begin next year

Brandon’s ACC (Assiniboine Community College) is expecting to almost triple its students in ag-related programs over the next few years. The college is also set to start construction on its Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture by next year, part of efforts to grow ag programs from 300 annual student spaces to 800. The college expects that

Mid-Plains Implements commits funds to Prairie Innovation Centre

Assiniboine College’s campaign to expand its agriculture training capacity got an influx of cash in late February. “Manitoba’s economy is based in agriculture, and our company deals directly with the needs of agricultural producers,” said Fokko Buurma, owner and sales manager at Mid-Plains Implements. “The Prairie Innovation Centre will ultimately give back to the economy


Prairie Innovation Centre gets $10,000 boost

Donation will support sustainable agriculture

Assiniboine College’s Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture fund is $10,000 richer after a donation by Guild/HMS Insurance Group. The campaign to build this facility, Assiniboine’s response to labour market demands in agriculture, was announced in October 2020. “Agriculture is an important part of the communities (and we are) proud to operate across Westman,” said Brett McGregor, president at Guild/HMS. “Farmers feed