CYL Program Provides Mentorship Opportunity to Young Beef Enthusiasts
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
It’s a one of a kind program that seeks to foster leadership skills for those involved Canada’s beef cattle industry – the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program (CYL). The program is accepting online applications for its mentorship opportunity for those between the ages of 18-35. Applications will be accepted up until Jan. 25, 2013.
The CYL offers two main streams of mentorship – a professional mentorship geared towards those who are enrolled in post-secondary education or those who have just started their careers. While the second stream - the leader mentorship is designed for beef producers who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills.
Semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a round-table discussion event, where the winners will be selected. Winners will be matched up with a mentor for one year, will be given a $2,000 budget to fund their participation in the program to attend a number of industry events and provide assistance to their professional development aspirations for the year.
One of the program’s main goals is to cultivate industry leaders for Canada’s beef sector.
More information about the program can be found at: http://www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com/program_description.html