Wheat Growers' young farmer mentorship program open for applications


The Wheat Growers Association (formerly known as the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association) has launched a young farmer mentorship program with the support of Canadian Pacific Kansas City Rail (CPKC).

The focus of the mentorship is to encourage young farmers to get informed and involved within agriculture policy, the organization says.

Saskatchewan director and treasurer of the Wheat Growers, Kaitlyn Kitzan, says that this mentorship is a great opportunity for young farmers to learn the effects different policies, such as transportation, trade, and environment, have on their farm.

Initially, the WGA will support two young farmers from Western Canada, including the Peace River District of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Applications are open to grain farmers within these regions who are under the age of 35. The application window closes November 1, 2023.

The successful candidates will be announced November 15th.

Find more information and how to apply here.

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