Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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The traditional family farm might be the conventional image of Albertan agriculture, but today the industry is defined by research and innovation. That’s where Stan Blade, the CEO of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions comes in. Blade and his organization are pushing advances in technology in the agriculture and forestry sectors, investing in everything from biofuels and barley proteins to genetic testing for livestock. In 2011, AI Bio invested more than $18 million in 107 projects, helping academic institutions, research companies, and agriculture and forestry corporations to develop innovative new products and techniques.