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2021 Research Team Ready

Farming Smarter continues its research projects in 2021 with an infusion of eight research assistants and three practicum students.

“This is the most summer students we have ever hired. The past few years, we had interns from France where the agriculture degree has a requirement for international work experience. Due to COVID, French students cannot come, so we have hired more than normal,” says Jamie Puchinger, Farming Smarter Assistant Manager.

2021 research team equipment tour
Mike Gretzinger (back) shows the 2021 Research Team equipment that will be used in their studies during Monday’s orientation tour.

Monday was our summer research assistant orientation. Every year, we ensure that our team is properly trained by taking the time to orientate them. As a result, this helps ensure their safety while working on research projects. This year, we will once again work in small business units of three to four people in order to keep the work bubbles small as a COVID precaution. As a result, each unit has a dedicated set of trials with designated equipment and vehicles.

We took the team on a tour of our facility in order to familiarize them with the equipment they will use over the summer and outline work expectations to provide the best research results possible.

At Farming Smarter, we support our youth and hire a group of students as research assistants each year. All students all work under various grants. We also host practicum students from the Digital Communications & Media program at Lethbridge College. This year we have three.

We are excited to deliver the best research possible and ensure that everyone on our team is skilled to do so. There is lots of exciting research to come in 2021, take a look at some of our ongoing research projects:

Deep Banding

Crop Sequence study

Communicating Science With Modern Tools