Ag-West Bio in Saskatoon held its Virtual Annual General Meeting last week.
The organization recently received a significant donation that is being used for an Entrepreneurial Training Program.
Brent Zettl, President and CEO of ZYUS Life Sciences Inc. is donating $300 thousand dollars to the organization.
"Saskatchewan is home; it has been good to me, and I want to give back to this great community."
Zettls first bio-science company, Prairie Plant Systems Inc received funding from Ag-West Bio in 1990.
Karen Churchill, President and CEO of Ag-West Bio says Zettl's donation was an incredible gift.
"I can't thank Brent enough, we truly believe this is going to help make a difference in our community. So, we plan on Ag-West Bio using this funding to provide a training program called Beyond Entrepreneurship: Building an Agri-Value Business."
Churchill says this will enable them to help so many more entrepreneurs in developing the skills that they need and gives them a better chance of success.
"We are so pleased that Brent has entrusted Ag-West Bio to manage this fund."
The training program will have two in-depth learning modules; Building Entrepreneurial Leadership and Building a Winning Plan: Agricultural Processing Business Plan Training, as well as a seminar titled The Big Picture: a program to help you think like a CEO.
The new training program will launch in the fall of 2020 beginning with the inaugural ABIC Speaker Series with the first lecture will be a webinar with Zettl.Click here to see more...