Crop commissions launch new mentorship program

Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley are launching a mentorship program to develop future leaders in the industry.

The AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program, which held a “meet-and-greet” earlier this month in Red Deer, pairs selected mentees with an agricultural industry leader who will share their knowledge and expertise based on similar interests and career goals over a 12-month period.

“AdvancingAg’s goal of pairing young agri-professionals with leaders who can share their knowledge and experience while assisting in key professional development opportunities is becoming a reality,” said Alberta Barley vice-chair Dave Bishop.

For this pilot year, AdvancingAg has selected eight mentees to participate, with the goal of increasing that number to 15 mentees in following years. For more information, go to www.advancingag.ca.

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