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By Jolene | Published September 17, 2013
Carollyne Kehler, 2013/14 CYL Mentee, was featured in the September issue of the Manitoba Beef Producers’ Cattle Country publication. In the article (found on page 6) Carollyne points out some of the highlights of the CYL program and her relationship with mentor Betty Green to date.
By Jolene | Published August 19, 2013
19-08-2013 – CYL announces new partners offers participants business skills development
By Jolene | Published August 15, 2013
Daniel Doerksen was hosted by his mentor, Mike McMorris, following the CYL negotiations and governance training at the CCA Semi Annual Meeting in London, ON in mid August. Daniel is a rancher from Gem, AB. For more information on Daniel and Mike you can visit out Participant Spotlight page.
After attending CYL Step 2 Training in London, Ontario I had the opportunity to spend a couple days with my mentor Mike McMorris touring London and Guelph.
On day one we started off touring the town that Mike lives in as we made our way to Guelph were Mike’s office is. I had an opportunity to meet the staff at BIO and gave a short presentation to them about our farm and how I see BIO helping us with our operation at home. This was a great opportunity to work on some public speaking skills. As well, I got a rundown on how [ … ]
By Jolene | Published July 15, 2013
In July, several CYLs attended the International Livestock Congress held in Calgary on July 10th and many also volunteered with the Calgary Stampede Cattle Trail exhibit – an interactive and engaging presentation on the beef cattle industry. A few of the participants shared their experience:
Daniel Doerksen from Gem, AB attended ILC:
ILC was an informative conference with knowledgeable speakers from different areas of the ag industry. There was a very positive outlook for the future of agriculture with China’s middle class growing to 400 million people and global food demand rising by 1.5%. This could open up more opportunity for the Canadian cattle industry. A big highlight for me was hearing Lee Leachman talk about their cattle operation and how they are using BIO Track to improve profitability on their ranch. Since my mentor is the General Manager of BIO (Mike McMorris) it was really great to here from someone who is [ … ]
By Jolene | Published March 21, 2013
2013 Graduate Erika Strande has continued her work with her mentor Erika Fossen past the end of their CYL mentorship. Their latest project is a blog that highlights their lives as women owning/working on BC cattle ranches and the importance of the BC and Canadian cattle industries. Both are dedicated to these industries and are keen to improve the lines of communication between the producer and the consumer. This is one step that they are taking to address this challenge.
By Jolene | Published March 13, 2013
From March 5-8th, CYL 2013 Graduates and 2013 Semi-Finalists travelled to Ottawa to attend the CYL Spring Forum and CCA Annual Meeting. Events kicked off on the afternoon of March 5th with 22 Semi-Finalists vying for 16 mentorships. The selection process was in a round table format with representatives from MNP, Elanco, Cargill, ALMA, FCC, and CCMDC facilitating the conversation. Marty Seymour, CEO of Canadian Western Agribition, Michael Latimer, General Manager of the Canadian Angus Association, and Kerry Hyatt, 2013 CYL Graduate, served as judges for the round table selections. The day concluded with a Graduation Banquet and Reception to recognize the 15 CYL Graduates and highlight the events and achievements of the past year. Selections concluded the next morning and were followed by presentations from Ryder Lee, CCA Manager of Federal Provincial Relations, on animal health and a market update from Brian Perillat, Manager/Senior Analyst for Canfax. Brenda Schoepp joined [ … ]
By Jolene | Published February 28, 2013
2012 Mentees (and soon to be Graduates of the CYL Program!) Cole Bailey and Erika Strande were featured in Kamloops’ The Daily News article Ranching: The Next Generation. Check out the full article at:
By Jolene | Published February 13, 2013
A write up on CYL’s recent trip to the NorthWest Stock Show in January was featured as a part of CCA’s Action News.
The link to the Action News is http://www.cattle.ca/action-news/2013/02-11-13.html
CYL participants benefit from learning opportunities at ILC USA
Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) participants attended the International Livestock Congress USA in Denver recently and took in a number of presentations supporting the event’s theme, Feeding the World II – Meeting the Challenge.
The ability of the beef industry to meet the challenge of feeding a burgeoning global population was the topic du jour and presentations on topics such as sustainability and traceability scored high marks with CYL participant Amy Mayner.
“It is inspirational to see so many speakers, producers and industry representatives with such a passion for improving the cattle industry both domestically and internationally. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to observe this firsthand,” Mayner said.
During the action-packed trip six CYL participants and a [ … ]
By Jolene | Published January 10, 2013
2012 Mentee Kim McCaw wrote an excellent summary of her experience as part of the Young Ranchers Program at the Five Nations Beef Alliance Conference hosted by Canada in September. She describes the interesting tours and excellent networking opportunities that the conference provided its participants. For the full article see the Ontario Beef Magazine December 2012 edition or visit: