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Sask Ag implements youth leadership program

May 2, 2013, Regina, SK - The province of Saskatchewan and the federal government are providing funding to Saskatchewan's Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program, to the tune of $500,000.

The funding, spread out over five years, will provide support to help industry associations mentor young producers into future industry leaders,

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture, the program is designed to help young producers gain the leadership skills and provide the networking opportunities needed to become future industry leaders. No provincial program aimed at developing leadership capacity for all sectors of the agriculture industry existed until now.

Through the program, industry associations are eligible to receive up to $4,000 per mentorship, to a maximum of $20,000 per industry association. Eligible activities include travel expenses for industry events and meeting registration fees. This structured leadership and mentorship program is a new concept for the crops sector in Saskatchewan.

For more information about the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program, visit


May 2, 2013  By Janet Kanters


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