“It’s great to be able to welcome visitors onto our campus again,” says Dr. François Paradis, Lakeland’s director of applied research as the Vermilion facility will open its doors to visitors on August 25th.
It’s the first time since 2019 that the college will be hosting its livestock open house event and the public will be able to attend presentations at the Agriculture Technology Centre or ATC as well as tour the campus fields and facilities where applied research team projects are taking place.
The college is leading research on numerous fronts including production and health impacts from seasonal feeding of garlic products to growing cattle, strengthening Lakeland College’s feed efficiency and supplementation research in cattle and sheep and reducing beef production costs through winter swath grazing through forage cocktail mixtures among others.
Since the last livestock field day, the college has launched Canada’s first agriculture technology degree in 2020. They have added new faculty like Dr. Yuri Montanholi, who is currently conducting several projects with ag technology and Drs. Susan Markus and Brenda Ralston, former livestock researchers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development to the team. These researchers join Dr. Obioha Durunna, who has been with applied research since 2018.
Registration for the Field Day begins at 8:30 a.m. and visitors can pre-register by emailing Andrea Hanson via [email protected]