The Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC) connects the agriculture industry with technologies and research expertise at Lethbridge College. The IATC serves small and medium-sized enterprises by providing applied research and innovation services to solve challenges, as well as specialized training on the latest equipment and emerging technologies.
Integrated Agriculture Technology is an umbrella term that explains the way we use innovative processes and technologies to develop food production systems that increase our clients’ competitive advantage and improve their economic return, while also considering social and environmental sustainability.
The IATC provides ag-tech, greenhouse, aquaculture, and large-scale crop producers with access, customized services, and first-hand research data on unique technologies including integrated food production systems, aerobic bioreactors, dewatering techniques, waste treatment, water processing, precision irrigation and fertigation, agricultural engineering, automation and control systems, organoleptics, and food safety.
The IATC directly supports industry through three service streams: Applied Research; Technical Services and Consulting; and Training and Education. These service streams integrate with the IATC’s core areas of agricultural expertise: Aquaculture, Crop Production, and Wet Processing.
Associate Dean, Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship