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CPC leadership hopefuls list ending carbon tax as priority for agriculture

Party leadership candidates also look to strengthen trade relationships

Removing the carbon tax is the main priority for the two top Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leadership candidates, according to a recent survey. Peter MacKay and Erin O’Toole, considered the front-runners in a small field of leadership hopefuls, listed eliminating the environmental policy in response to a series of questions posed to them by […] Read more

Six traits of highly effective leadership

Six traits of highly effective leadership

If we want to generate a higher return on investment (ROI) on our leadership, describing how leadership can be developed and characterizing why leadership is effective are all well and good, but what do highly effective leaders do? How do they behave? What fundamental abilities do they possess that enable them to achieve the kind[...]
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Alanna Koch appears with her family on a new website for her candidacy as Saskatchewan Party leader. (

Koch to seek Saskatchewan Party leadership

A long-time Prairie agriculture policy player who last year became Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s seniormost bureaucrat has joined the race to replace him. Alanna Koch, who farms with her husband at Edenwold, Sask., about 40 km northeast of Regina, announced her candidacy Monday for the leadership of the province’s governing Saskatchewan Party. Koch was the[...]
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4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner announces $600,000 in funding for scholarship and farm safety programs, in partnership with CN. (Lisa Guenther photo)

Railway funds to deliver safety, leadership programs

4-H Canada is set to launch a new youth leadership program, along with a farm safety fund, thanks to a $600,000 contribution from Canadian National Railway (CN). Executives at 4-H and CN unveiled the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (LEAD) at Canadian Western Agribition on Wednesday morning. Each year LEAD will award four[...]
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4-H Canada logo

Applications open for $20,000 4-H scholarship

Four categories are available for members to enter

Reading Time: < 1 minute Senior 4-H youth members could earn a $20,000 scholarship from Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.). The L.E.A.D. awards recognize outstanding 4-H’ers who epitomize 4-H youth empowerment, have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience, and who have positively impacted their community. There are four categories: community engagement & communications; environment & healthy living;[...]
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Caring is the first step in change

Empowerment changes lives, and it happens with one little word, action, or act of kindness at a time

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have often been challenged to describe why it is important to empower those in our world — especially women outside of our community or country. Women who others may believe will never live their dream or even work to their potential because of the political or cultural environment in which they live. Girls and[...]
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