Lakeland to acquire 1449 acres of adjacent land

June 20, 2010

Pending provincial approval, Alberta's Lakeland College is positioned to purchase 10 "quarters" of land near its Vermilion campus. The 900 acres of cultivated land and 500+ acres of pasture land will guarantee the continuation of Lakeland's unique student-managed farm training model, whereby students are actively involved in operating and managing livestock or crop. The land will also serve as a lab site for 220 students in the environmental sciences diploma and applied degree programs, who will be able to assess old site leases, examine the productivity of reclaimed land, study wetland plants, and test soil. Lakeland College will use unrestricted net assets to purchase the land.  Lakeland News