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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders chosen

Reading Time: < 1 minute Albertans account for half of 16 people in the 2017-18 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. The program provides mentoring; a $2,000 travel budget to attend meetings and events; and industry-specific training for young producers between the ages of 18 and 35. Judges selected the final 16 from 24 semifinalists who gathered at an event in Calgary […] Read more


Beef industry conference registration now open

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada’s beef cattle industry will be ‘Sharing Common Ground’ at the second annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary on Aug. 15–17. The conference is unique because it brings together participants from across all regions and sectors of the beef industry. Program highlights include a look at the National Beef Strategy with a focus on […] Read more

Cereal commissions launch mentorship program

Registration deadline for AdvancingAg Future Leaders is March 13

Reading Time: < 1 minute The province’s two main cereal groups are launching their version of a mentorship program that has already been a proven success in the beef sector. “The AdvancingAg Future Leaders program is about fostering a strong network of future agriculture leaders for a progressive and vibrant cropping industry in Alberta,” Kevin Bender, vice-chair of the Alberta […] Read more


Next edition of Cattlemen’s Young Leaders underway

Reading Time: 2 minutes Albertans make up more than half of this year’s crop of mentors and mentees in the 2016-17 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. The program, which began as a pilot in Alberta six years ago, matches 16 young people between the ages of 18 and 35 with experienced members of the beef sector. A selection committee matches […] Read more

Apply now for Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program

Applications must be received by March 31

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program is now accepting applications for its next mentorship program. Young producers between the ages of 18 and 35 years have a chance to participate in provincial, national and international high-level discussions that define the direction and future of the Canadian cattle and beef industry. The program gives participants a chance […] Read more


A young rancher herds cattle.

Beef industry forms foundation to support Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation to back youth, environmental and research initiatives

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian beef industry leaders have established the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation, a registered charity, to support the sustainable advancement and legacy of the Canadian beef industry. “If we want to see our industry thrive in the future we need to make sure that we support the next generation, have a healthy land base and the knowledge […] Read more

Next generation of young cattle leaders chosen

Nine Albertans among 2015 national mentorship recipients

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nine Albertans are among the 16 young producers chosen as Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ 2015 national mentorship recipients. The Alberta recipients are Benjamin Campbell (Black Diamond), Robert Dixon (Vermilion), Jodi Flaig (Two Hills), Brett Hassard (Medicine Hat), Elizabeth Homerosky (Calgary), Angela Kumlin (Duchess), Penny Patton (Athabasca), Byron Whitford (Lethbridge), and Brittany Wiese (Bentley). The program provides industry-specific […] Read more


2013 CYL grads.

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program is a great way to kick-start your career

The application deadline for this year’s program is 
looming and it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t pass up

Reading Time: 3 minutes The future of the cattle industry in Canada is looking promising for the next generation of cattlemen and women. With more ‘skin in the game’ than ever before, today’s young cattlemen interested in going back to the farm or starting out on their own have a variety of complex tasks ahead of them. Developing leadership […] Read more

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders wanted

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications for the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program are now open. The program, a national youth initiative by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, offers mentorship opportunities to those aged 18 to 35 who are interested in developing their industry leadership skills or career potential. Those selected as mentees will be paired with industry leaders to begin a 10-month […] Read more