YCC Provides Opportunity for Youth to Weigh in on Policy Changes

The Young Cattlemen’s Council (YCC) was officially formed on August 12, 2013 with the election of an Interim board at the Inaugural YCC Meeting (and just when you thought you’d finished memorizing acronyms relating to Canadian agriculture). The meeting was held in conjunction with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Semi-Annual Meeting in London, Ontario.

Development of the YCC started in March 2012 with a vision of encouraging youth involvement and education around CCA policy development. The council’s formation marks the start of the second youth-based initiative for the CCA (the first being the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program).

On August 13, on the heels of its formation, I caught up with Virgil Lowe, past YCC Chair and current law student in Calgary, and Erika Strande, newly elected Interim Chair, to learn more about the YCC.

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Debra Murphy

Debra Murphy is a Field Editor based out of central Alberta, where she never misses a moment to capture with her camera the real beauty of agriculture. Follow her on Twitter @RealAg_Debra

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