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Mentoring program seeks up-and-coming researchers

Application deadline is May 1

Applications for the Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are now being accepted.

Now in its fourth year, the program pairs up-and-coming researchers with two mentors — an innovative producer and another industry expert — for a one-year term beginning in August. Each of the 11 researchers who have participated in the program have reported very successful and valuable experiences. These include establishing partnerships with industry and other researchers; meeting producers and industry leaders and having meaningful discussions about production, beef quality and the Canadian beef value chain; and being able to attend industry events and touring farms and ranches to better understand the impacts, practicalities, and economics of adopting research results.

The Beef Cattle Research Council is inviting applications from researchers whose studies are of value to the beef industry, such as cattle health and welfare; beef quality; food safety; genetics; feed efficiency; and forages.

More program information and the application form is available at www.beefresearch.ca. The application deadline is May 1.

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