New mentorship program launched

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: November 22, 2018 - 11:59am

An agricultural mentorship program has been launched in Saskatchewan.

Agriculture Minister David Marit said Next Gen Agriculture will be delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).

He says its goal is to develop the leadership capacity of young people in agriculture.

"This was a program designed by the ministry in partnership with the federal government to really look at mentoring and things we could do to engage and train young agriculture people to help fill vacancies in industry organizations, boards and commissions," Marit said.

Next Gen Agriculture is funded through the Public Trust Pillar of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Agribition President Bruce Holmquist said CWA has a long and proud tradition of supporting education and youth in agriculture.

"Partnering on this new mentorship program is an exciting opportunity for Canadian Western Agribition to take an active role in building the next generation of leaders in the sector," he said.

The program will accept eight applicants for an 18-month mentorship beginning February 2019.

 

Canadian Grain Commission taking samples from producers on crop information

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