Lakeland College: Crop Research and Bio-Energy Centre

Lakeland College has everything it needs to be a trusted research partner: dedicated research facilities, full-time research scientists, instructors with industry experience, and students eager to learn and try their hand at real-life problem solving.
Applied research actually came first in our history. Before there was a Vermilion School of Agriculture, there was a demonstration farm where the college was established. We have come a long way since then. Now, we have a dedicated research centre with multiple facilities on-site. At our research centre you can learn about crop research, energy research, and view environmental research projects in action.
For our students, our applied research programs mean their learning experience goes much deeper than hands-on classes. Lakeland is committed to pursuing applied research projects that enhance both teaching and learning as well as support regional economic development.

The Crop Research and Bioenergy Building includes:

  • 2,400 square feet of space
  • an attached 360 square foot solarium/greenhouse.
  • space for a dedicated lab, a large multi-use space, a mechanical room, and a mezzanine area. This open area accommodates larger equipment and provides workspace for modifying or repairing equipment
The building itself provides an opportunity to evaluate heating alternatives and potential for heat storage. The greenhouse also acts as a solar thermal collector, providing a source of heat that is  transferred to the main building area. 
The solarium area uses passive solar greenhouse technology. This means a three-season growing capability without additional heat.

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