The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is accepting new applicants for the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program (YLMP) granted by Farm Credit Canada (FCC).
APAS was founded in 2000 by farmers and is Saskatchewan’s democratic, non-partisan agricultural policy and advocacy organization. They tackle agriculture’s most pressing problems and offer realistic solutions to provincial and national decision-makers.
“Having been a mentee in this program, I can say with confidence this program is a great benefit to young producers in Saskatchewan,” APAS President Ian Boxall said. “The experience these young producers will be able to take part in will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”
FCC is delighted to be a sponsor of YLMP for APAS for another year.
“We share APAS's passion for making Canadian agriculture better and recognize the importance of mentoring young producers,” Senior Vice-President of Prairie Operations for FCC Shannon Weatherall said. “Helping each other succeed through networking and mentoring is an integral part of our corporate culture and the way we do business, which makes supporting this program a natural fit.”
YLMP is open for producers between the ages of 18 and 40. Mentees will get the opportunity to attend a day at the Saskatchewan Legislature, the APAS General Meeting in the fall, and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s Annual General Meeting in February 2023. The deadline to apply for YLMP is July 31st, 2022.