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Beef research mentorship program still going strong

Nearly two dozen beef researchers have participated in the six- year-old initiative

Applications for the 2020-21 term of the BCRC Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are now being accepted. Four researchers were selected to participate in the program during this past year, each paired with two mentors — an innovative producer and another industry expert — for a one-year term. They are also given a travel budget so […] Read more

Kristen Ritson-Bennett admits being overwhelmed when she started her first business but a skill development program for women entrepreneurs ‘propelled’ the launch of her second one this summer.

It’s not just a man’s world in the ag business sector anymore

Times have changed, and now training and access to capital for women entrepreneurs are catching up

Running a farm. Volunteering. Managing one business. Starting another. Raising a young child while pregnant with her second. Kristen Ritson-Bennett had a lot on her plate as she worked her way through the Success for Women in Agri-Food program over the past two years. “I don’t necessarily believe in work-life balance. I just don’t see […] Read more


Beef researcher mentorships available

Application deadline is May 1

Applications for the 2018-19 term of the BCRC Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are now being accepted. Three researchers were selected to participate in the program this past year. Each was paired with two mentors — an innovative producer and another industry expert — for a one-year term that ends in July. The program allows researchers […] Read more



Cereal commissions launch mentorship program

Registration deadline for AdvancingAg Future Leaders is March 13

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