Applications are now open for the Cattlemen's Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program for the 2018 to 2019 year.

Youth Leadership Coordinator with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Emily Ritchie, says 16 young people will be awarded a spot in the program.

"The CYL program is the Canadian Cattlemen's Association's flagship youth leadership and mentorship program. It was designed for individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 to learn more about the beef industry, and become a little bit more engaged in what goes on across Canada."

Ritchie says those chosen for the program are paired with a mentor in the industry, and are given many exciting travel opportunities.

"We're looking for both people who are planning on being on-farm producers, as well as industry experts, and people who will work in industry in the future. We're just looking for excitement, passion, some drive, and some professionalism as well."

The deadline to apply is March 31st.

For more information, and to apply, visit their website.

More Ag News

Goss's Wilt Found In Manitoba Corn

Manitoba Insect & Disease Update - July 11, 2018 Diseases: Goss's wilt was observed near St. Claude. Early symptoms of Goss's Wilt were observed near St. Claude last week. Symptoms of the disease…

Federal Government Protects Workers Exposed To Grain Dust

The federal government has announced changes to the occupational health and safety regulations for workers exposed to grain dust and flour dust in federally regulated workplaces. “Every employee has…

The Golden Arches Will Serve Sustainable Beef

McDonald's Canada announced they will be serving certified sustainable beef through their Angus burger line-up. The announcement was made at the Calgary Stampede's Agriculture and Agri-Food…

MacAulay Continues Cross-Country Tour, Announces Investment In Grains Research

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced an investment of up to $6.3 million in funding to the Western Grains Research Foundation. “Research and innovation are vital to growing…

Corn Crop Taking Advantage Of Recent Heat

Manitoba's corn crop has been taking advantage of the recent heat and moisture. Morgan Cott, agronomist with the Manitoba Corn Growers Association says most corn has reached the tassling mark, adding…

(VIDEO) Plum Coulee Ag Equipment Manufacturer Celebrates 30 Years

What started out as a small welding shop back in 1988 in Plum Coulee, is now shipping agricultural equipment to customers across Canada, the United States, and Australia. Mandako is celebrating its…

Federal Gov Supports Beef Research

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced an investment of up to $14 million to the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), which is a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association…

Increased Tariffs Put Pressure On Hog Markets

Lean hog futures have been pressured by a larger supply combined with higher tariffs being applied by both Mexico and China. That from Tyler Fulton, Director of Risk Management with Hams Marketing…

Challenges With Soybeans Could Benefit Canola In The Short-Term

With the drop in soybean prices, canola could see some short-term benefit. That from Canola Council of Canada President Jim Everson, who notes purchasers are looking for different alternatives than…

Crops Advancing Thanks To Heat And Rain

In its latest crop report, Manitoba Agriculture says warm conditions and rainfall over the past week have advanced crop development. Canola and peas are starting to pod, while winter cereals and…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login