Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley recently launched the AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program, a new program to inspire future farm leaders through a leadership and mentorship experience.

AdvancingAg is a 10 to 12 month program that will pair selected mentees, aged 18-35 with a carefully selected mentor who is passionate about the agriculture industry, eager to share their experience and help shape the professional growth of a young agri-professional. Mentors and mentees will be paired up based on the interests and career goals of the mentee.

Young agri-professionals interested in applying to become a mentee in the AdvancingAg Future Leaders Program can visit to complete an application. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2017. In the first year of launching the program we will be selecting eight mentees to participate, with the goal of increasing to 15 mentees in the following years. Each mentee will be paired with a mentor, as well as provided a budget for professional development opportunities, and AdvancingAg will host a workshop-style leadership forum for the successful applicants. 

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