Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow and we need to encourage them to get involved at a young age to help shape the future of their industry.
– SSGA President Shane Jahnke
The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association views mentorship as the key to developing young leaders within the beef sector. So with the help of the Youth Leadership and Mentorship program, a joint federal-provincial initiative under the umbrella of Growing Forward 2, the SSGA is offering five, two-year mentorships for young producers with leadership goals. The mentorship program will pay the costs for participants to attend industry conferences and other events. Participants will also be paired with experienced mentors to develop their understanding of the industry and their ability to lead. Jahnke encourages eligible producers and potential mentors to contact the SSGA office. “We plan to draw on the skill and experience of our members to develop the next generation of industry leaders,” he said.
Young producers between 18 and 39 years of age. You must be an active producer and have clear leadership goals and directives. You must be able to demonstrate leadership potential.