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Life was a little simpler for Cattlemen’s Young Leaders in the pre-pandemic days. This scene is from a new video celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program. It can be found at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s YouTube channel.

New set of Cattlemen’s Young Leaders chosen

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seven Albertans are among the 16 finalists chosen for the 2020-21 edition of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program. The seven Albertans are Aydon Almberg (Czar), Iva Harberg (Hay Lakes), Claye Harsany (High River), Dave Slingerland (Coaldale), Mackenzie Argent (Cremona), Katie-Jo Stehr (Lethbridge) and Kaylee Chizawsky (Edmonton). They were chosen from 24 semi-finalists from across the […] Read more


Ten Albertans chosen as CYL semi-finalists

Ten Albertans chosen as CYL semi-finalists

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ten Albertans have made the short list for the 2020-21 edition of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association program pairs participants with a mentor in their specific area of interest in the beef industry and provides networking and travel opportunities tailored for personal and professional growth. More than 50 young people, […] Read more

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program extended

Reading Time: < 1 minute This year’s group of Cattlemen’s Young Leaders participants will have another year to take advantage of networking, travel and mentorship opportunities that have been disrupted by the pandemic. The participants in the 2019 CYL program were originally set to graduate this summer, but will now be graduating in August 2021. This will give them more […] Read more


Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program still open

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program still open

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentors Program is still accepting applications for the 2020-21 program year. The program pairs young people aged 18 to 35 from across Canada with a mentor in their specific area of interest in the beef sector. They are also given the opportunity to participate in unique travel experiences and peer […] Read more

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ semi-finalists chosen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ semi-finalists chosen

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eleven Albertans are among the 24 semi-finalists for this year’s Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. The program pairs 16 young people with mentors who help them realize their career ambitions in the beef sector. The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work. The Alberta semi-finalists are Tamara Quas- chnick, […] Read more


Young leaders encouraged to apply to CYL program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2019 edition of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program is now accepting applications — and the organization is reminding would-be applicants they don’t have to be ranchers. That’s one of the themes of a “myth-busters” video at the CYL website by filmmaker Ben Wilson, a member of the 2017 cohort who has done work for […] Read more

Those selected for the CYL program will have a nine-month mentorship with an industry veteran.

Twelve Albertans vying for Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ spots

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 25 semi-finalists for the 2018-19 edition of Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program have been chosen. There are 12 Albertans among the semi-finalists: Jessica Giles, Jade Marshall, Melissa Downing, Travis Page, Melissa Van Sickle, Delanie Knull, Megan Clifton, Allana Minchau, Hildie Weibe, Max Allingham, Anessa Good and Kyle Lemmer. The final 16 will be chosen after […] Read more


Her mentors “are the exact people I would want to learn from,” says Ashley Gaudet, 
a participant in the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program.

Young Albertan aims higher thanks to mentoring program

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not every day you meet a person who can lay claim to being Canada’s only something-or-other. However, Ashley Gaudet will gladly tell you she is Canada’s sole registered veterinary technician with a veterinary technician speciality in clinical practice specific to production animal medicine. What does that full mouth mean? Equated to human medicine, the […] Read more

Innovative rancher recognized for leadership

Reading Time: < 1 minute Madden-area rancher Graeme Finn is the 2018 recipient of Alberta Forage Industry Network’s leadership award. It recognizes individuals showing leadership “in the areas of research, extension or promotion of the economic and environmental benefits of native rangeland, seeded pasture or hay land,” the forage network said in a press release. The organization cited Finn’s passion […] Read more