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2020 CYL Mentor Announcement

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program is pleased to announce its 2020 mentor pairings. Each year, 16 program participants are paired with a hand-picked industry leader in their specific area of interest for a nine-month mentorship tailored for professional and personal growth within the Canadian beef industry.There is an exciting array of mentorship focus areas this year, ranging from grazing management to public trust, livestock handling and welfare, industry policy, and much more.To see the full list of mentorship pairings, check out our news release below.

Click here: 2020 Mentor Announcement: Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

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Video celebrates 10 Years of the CYL Program

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders  (CYL) Mentorship Program is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Since established in 2010, this flagship mentorship program of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has seen over 120 graduates who have been mentored by an industry leader and have taken advantage of unique networking and travel opportunities for professional and personal growth.

To celebrate this exciting milestone, we’re looking back on the last decade of the program with stories from participants, mentors, sponsors and more. The following video presentation was unveiled at the virtual Canadian Beef Industry Conference on August 11, 2020 during the CYL Program 10th Anniversary Celebration.


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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program announces 2020 finalists

August 18, 2020

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 16 finalists for the 2020-2021 program year.

The final selection took place through a virtual event held on August 10, 2020, where 24 semi-finalists from across Canada competed for a spot in the CYL program through judged roundtable discussions. The finalists will be awarded a $2,000 travel budget and be paired with a hand-picked industry leader for a nine-month mentorship in their specific area of interest.

Through the virtual selections event, the semi-finalists participated in roundtable discussions by breaking off into smaller virtual meetings each facilitated and judged by CYL Foundation Partners, Cargill, McDonald’s Canada and MNP, and Gold Sponsors, Farm Credit Canada and New Holland. They participated in thought provoking discussions about timely topics in the beef industry such as the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability, adopting [ ]

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