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UFA Innovation Day Semi-Finalists Announced

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Olds College students to move forward to UFA Pitch Competition

United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) is pleased to announce that Olds College students Daniel Stefner, Kadeema Jean, Noah Weber and Wilson Shultz have been named semi-finalists in UFA’s Innovation Day competition.

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From L-R; Daniel Stefner; Kadeema Jean; Noah Weber; Wilson Schultz

These talented students will move forward to the Pitch Competition taking place this coming March. In December, each student received a $500 UFA reward and was matched with an industry expert and mentor to help build out their business models for pitch day! The Pitch is a dragon’s den style competition where each student will be given an opportunity to pitch their business model to a panel of judges. The winning pitch may have the opportunity to receive financial support to commercialize their idea or product with UFA.

“Our partnership with Olds College brings together two long-standing advocates with rich agricultural history. Both of our organizations believe strongly in the power of innovation. We know that some of the best ideas come from young people and we are excited about this particularly unique project and the promise it holds for Alberta’s agriculture industry. We look forward to continuing to support the future leaders in agriculture and we are excited to hear the semi-finalists pitch their ideas in March,” says Scott Bolton, President & CEO, UFA.

“We are very excited to partner with UFA to offer our students this incredible opportunity to develop their innovative ideas,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College. “At Olds College we are committed to working with industry partners to create exceptional learning experiences for our students. This initiative provides that, and I would like to thank UFA for their continued commitment to investing in the future of agriculture innovation and education.”

Congratulations to the semi-finalists for being selected to move forward to The Pitch competition! For more information on UFA Innovation Day, please visit https://www.oldscollege.ca/student-life/ufa-innovation-day/index.html.