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New edition of beef mentorship program underway

New edition of beef mentorship program underway

Program key to boosting research impact at a farm level, says beef research council

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s an all-Alberta lineup in the latest edition of the Beef Researcher Mentorship Program. Four researchers working in the province have been paired with eight mentors from the province’s beef sector in the Beef Cattle Research Council program. But it’s not geography, but rather upping the research benefits for all Canadian producers that matters, said […] Read more

Program looks to connect researchers to the beef industry

Program looks to connect researchers to the beef industry

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications for the 2019-20 term of the BCRC Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are being accepted until May 1. Four researchers were selected to participate in the program this past year, with each paired with two mentors — an innovative producer and another industry expert. The program, launched in 2014, connects new applied researchers with the […] Read more


The four researchers chosen for the program offer a range in experience in fields including food safety, beef cattle production, forage nutrition and sustainability.

University of Calgary researchers chosen for beef mentorship program

Initiative helps scientists better understand the needs of the beef sector and how it adopts research

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two University of Calgary researchers, along with a pair of Saskatchewan scientists, have been selected for the 2018-19 Beef Researcher Mentorship program. The program pairs researchers with beef industry leaders and provides them with a travel budget so they can attend industry meetings, producer workshops, and farm tours. The goal of the program is to […] Read more