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Rocky Lane School Agricultural Program

Impacts Northern Alberta

RADF Investment: $900,000

Other Investment: $2,880,000

Total Investment: $3,780,000

Project Period: October 2011 - December 2013

Aboriginal Aboriginal
Community Development Community Development
Education Education

T: 780.927.3766


Project Description

Rocky Lane Agricultural Program is an education program that provides students with entrepreneurial, leadership and business management skills by offering off-campus learning opportunities through the operation of a farm/ranch as part of the provincial curriculum. Through mixed agricultural activities, including crops/vegetable gardens, greenhouse and animal husbandry, students will learn how to plan, design, market and manage micro-businesses.

Expected Outcomes & Benefits

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Prepare students for good citizenship, the workplace and post-secondary education
  • Students will acquire management, marketing and entrepreneurial skills through hands-on work on the farm
  • Increase learning opportunities, which will improve student engagement, achievement and high school completion rates
  • This project will act as a model to be implemented in other rural Alberta communities
  • Better equipping the younger generation with skills to succeed will advance rural development and agriculture in the future