Olds, AFSC sign MOU to support training, applied research activities

August 15, 2022
Olds College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) that will provide support for applied research activities at the college’s Smart Farm. AFSC will share knowledge on topics including data collection, risk management and mitigation, and technology integration with Olds students, while Olds researchers will train AFSC staff on topics including crop identification and loss. The agreement also includes projects and collaborations that include Olds researchers taking high-definition of fields after hailstorms for ASFC adjusters, conducting research on soil moisture measurements to support AFSC’s Moisture Deficiency Insurance program, and performing a historical data correlation analysis with AFSC. Olds and AFSC will also collaborate to provide training and education to producers. Olds | RD News Now | Red Deer Advocate (AB)