Redfern Farm Services has donated $125,000 to support Assiniboine’s Prairie Innovation Centre for Sustainable Agriculture.
The contribution commemorates 50 years in business for Redfern and longstanding commitments to the college and the community.
Ray Redfern, owner of Redfern Farm Services Ltd. has contributed to the college in many ways over the years, with both time and financial contributions― Ray has been on program advisory committees, funded capstone projects for Agribusiness students, is a longtime employer of Assiniboine graduates and currently sits on the Prairie Innovation Centre campaign cabinet. “Assiniboine produces graduates with a passion for ag, with curiosity and the ability to use information and technology,” said Redfern.
“We are just now celebrating 50 years and are celebrating with Assiniboine as our valued partner. Our recent contribution is our thanks and is an investment in the future of agriculture at Assiniboine, as well as in our communities, and for Redferns.”
The Prairie Innovation Centre, to be located at the college’s North Hill campus, will bring together collaborative learning spaces, applied research labs, multipurpose spaces and amenities that will serve both the industry and the college community. By creating an enhanced agricultural training capacity, the Centre will enable the agriculture sector to continue to be an economic driver in the Canadian and Manitoban economies.
“Assiniboine is grateful for the support from Ray—both for his historical involvement with the college and now this generous financial contribution,” said Derrick Turner, Director, Advancement & External Relations at Assiniboine.