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MBP Hosts Youth Retreat

Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) held its first ever youth retreat this week near Brandon.
 
Melissa Atchison is an incoming director with the organization.
 
"It's nice to have an event targeted to young producers, just because they sometimes have some unique individual needs," she said. "When we talked about what those needs are the first thing that came to the forefront of our minds was inter-generational transfer. It's such an uncomfortable conversation to have for a lot of families. We find that beef producers have a lot of options to them in terms of events where there's lots of production focus talks but this was a great one to have on a business focus."
 
Close to 40 producers between the ages of 18 and 39 turned out for the event.
 
Topics discussed included tax and financial issues, land acquisition, as well as managing the business & human resources side of the operation.
 
Atchison says they hope to hold the event again next year.
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