Assiniboine Community College has announced the naming of its school of agriculture: the Russ Edwards School of Agriculture & Environment. The school was named in honour of a $4M gift from philanthropist and agricultural sector champion Russ Edwards. “This is an incredible gift, and we are eternally grateful to Mr Edwards and his family for their commitment to help us build unparalleled educational opportunities in Manitoba,” said Dean of the Russ Edwards School of Agriculture & Environment Tim Hore. “It will have a long-lasting impact as our college continues to advance its vision for leadership in agricultural education.” ACC says that this is the first time it has named an academic school after an individual. ACC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.