Celebrating 45 years of Ag

Celebrating 45 Years of Ag

Bringing alumni on board to fuel the future of ag at Assiniboine

The Russ Edwards School of Agriculture & Environment is celebrating 45 years of agriculture-related programming at Assiniboine. There is a lot of pride when it comes to being an Aggie, as you are recognized in the industry as being highly sought-after employees that help fill 62,000 industry jobs, contributing to the economy in Manitoba.

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However, by 2029, the province is at risk of having one in three ag jobs go unfilled. With a growing labour gap to fill, we are calling on Aggies to help ensure the future of ag education and innovation stays right here, in Western Manitoba.

Assiniboine will fill this gap with the Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (PIC), which will create enhanced agricultural training and capacity. The Centre is Assiniboine’s vision for the future of ag education in Western Manitoba, and will be a world-class facility that will support this education.

The PIC project has an estimated cost of $118 million dollars. So far, remarkable fundraising efforts have raised $18 million of the $20 million private fundraising goal that’s been set.

And now, Aggies can help bring this project to the finish line.

Whether you have a little or a lot, your donation will ensure Assiniboine is poised to provide vital leadership and educational roles in charting the future of agriculture in Canada and throughout the world.

Prairie Innovation Centre Alumni Campaign

Help us secure that future by giving to the Prairie Innovation Centre Alumni campaign, in celebration of 45 years of Ag programming at the college.


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