Our Industry Partners and Mentors
AgENT works closely with members of the local community. Early in our development, we sought input from representatives from diverse sectors of the agriculture industry to inform our programming; specifically, the challenges we would pose to our student-entrepreneurs. As well, we are very lucky to have an engaged team of industry mentors available to guide our students' project work throughout their time in the AgENT program. We are now expanding beyond agriculture to assist many other industries present in southern Alberta.
AgENT is continually seeking industry partners to bring our students real-world challenges and opportunities and to act as mentors as our student-entrepreneurs work toward innovative solutions.
“Investing in our youth is essential to the sustainability of the agriculture industry. The AgENT program provides industry with an amazing way to connect and foster the next generation of agriculture entrepreneurs by encouraging innovation, diversity and knowledge development. It has been an honour to be a mentor this past year and to see the incredible future of our industry first-hand with the students in AgENT. I know the future of agriculture is in great hands.”
- Melody Garner-Skiba, Executive director, Alberta Sugar Beet Growers, and vice president, Rocking Heart Ranch
The Innovation Ecosystem
AgENT operates within Lethbridge’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with our partners in the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA). To learn more about RINSA and see a calendar of local events, visit rinsa.ca.
AgENT refers its participants to additional resources and networking opportunities throughout the innovation ecosystem. We recognize that no one is an island and that helping our participants to build a professional network must be a cornerstone of our programming.