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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

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 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’ semi-finalists chosen

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

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

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

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

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