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Industry-leading mentors lend a helping hand to the next generation through the CYL Program

Calgary, AB – Mentorships through the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program for the 2021-2022 program year are off to a strong start. Young leaders in the beef industry have been expanding their skill set through professional and personal development opportunities thanks to the generous support of this year’s industry-leading program mentors.

The CYL Program is a national initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) established in 2010 that provides young people ages 18-35 with industry specific training and mentorship opportunities.

Each year,16 participants are paired with a hand-picked industry leader in their specific area of interest for a nine-month mentorship opportunity.

There is an exciting range of mentorship focus areas this year, including sustainable grazing practices, succession planning, beef cattle nutrition, industry policy, building a successful business plan, direct marketing, and much more.

The 2021-2022 program year CYL mentorship pairings are as follows.

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