Next generation ranchers and farmers learning the ropes through mentorship

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A large part of farm succession planning is information sharing between the generations, something Canadian Western Agribition’s (CWA) Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program is looking to replicate. The program is now in it’s fourth year and has recently announced this year’s group of mentors and mentees for Saskatchewan.

The 18-month mentorship focuses on developing numerous skills including board and governance training, business education, and networking opportunities that align with their existing skills, interests and desired outcomes, according to the Government of Saskatchewan who is putting forth dollars to see the program through.

Photo courtesy Government of Saskatchewan

Between the federal and provincial government, $100,000 has been dedicated to this round of mentors and mentees. This program is a part of a larger initiative through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which has a much larger price tag attached to it. Over five years, $3 billion will be secured between again, federal and provincial governments to ensure support for the agriculture, agri-food and agri-product industries.


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