The Sustainable Agriculture Education Partnership (SAEP) was incorporated by the Town of Magrath in January 2016. This partnership was initiated by the Town of Magrath and Westwind School Division in collaboration with representatives from leading agriculture corporations, the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. The capital portion of this project is also being supported by Cardston County.
The standalone Career and Technology Studies facility that is currently under construction near the high school will be housing the partnership both during and after completion of our schools modernization. The main goals of the SAEP are to develop curricula and programs that will enable young people to catch a higher vision of the future of global agriculture and that will encourage them to take up careers in the increasingly international and technology-dense agriculture sector. Its wider goal is to encourage the increasing diversification of our local and regional agricultural economy in collaboration with other regional private and public sector business and education partners. Adult education and specialized training are other areas of focus.
It is expected that this Magrath-based pilot project will eventually serve as a prototype for other similar initiatives throughout Western Canada and beyond. If you have questions about any aspect of this project, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of Council or call the Town office.