Back to school: 10 fascinating facts about our earth, sustainability and agriculture from Journey 2050

Well, this week is back to school—and while many people will be sharing their “What I did this summer” stories, we are asking: What are you excited to learn about this year?

Here’s something to get your wheels turning: How will we sustainably feed the world in 2050?

Whoa, that is a big question! And this question is at the heart of a one-of-a-kind education program for grade 7-12 students at the Agrium Western Event Centre on Stampede Park. It’s called Journey 2050.

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Intrigued? Here are 10 things students learn in just one day about the challenges our world faces, sustainability and agriculture: Continue reading

Learnings from Aspire to Grow

The Aspire to Grow leadership event recently held in Fort Collins, Colorado, was created to empower girls and women to pursue careers in the agriculture industry.

The Agrium Women’s Leadership Group and the Colorado Future Farmers of America  Foundation (FFA) of the Aspire to Grow conference, offered the opportunity for outstanding high school ladies, as well as college age women, interested in agriculture to participate. This year, Journey 2050 was also invited to be a part of the event!

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Arriving at the CoBank Center for Agriculture Education on the Colorado State University’s farm, I was met with an excited energy as soon as I walked into the building. More than 130 young FFA women who were all very excited and passionate about agriculture attended the conference and had the opportunity to learn more about the industry.

Two very inspiring and motivating key note speakers, Kelsey Pope and Danell Kalcevic, both who volunteer for a grass roots movement called CommonGround, kicked off the amazing event. Continue reading