Agri-trend Agrology and Assiniboine Community College have joined to develop an Ag Consultant Apprentice Program.

Rob Saik is President of the Red Deer based independent, private consulting firm for farmers.

He adds human resources are tightening in the ag sector, and that was one of the drivers behind the parntership.

The apprentice program will identify students interested in pursuing a consutling career, and will link them to businesses who can use their services.

Practical ag consulting training will be layered on top of A.C.C.'s exsisting curriculum, and will be provided by Agri-trend staff.