APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program
Farm organization matters - but where will our next generation of farm and rural leaders come from? Who will take on crucial issues like:
•billion dollar losses from grain handling tie-ups
•escalating land and input prices
•complex regulatory and policy issues
•bigger and bigger investment required to enter farming
•maintaining rural communities and services
Saskatchewan needs a new generation of farm leaders! How would you like to be one of them? APAS (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture are hosting the APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program, beginning Fall 2017 to Summer 2018.
•leadership skills development:
•identify and advance farm issues that matters to you
•improve your presentation skills
•learn to chair meetings, negotiate, and find solutions
•meet other young producers who share your concerns
•mentorship by experienced Saskatchewan farm leaders
•attend the APAS Annual General Meeting
•attend the Canadian Federation of Agriculture AGM in Ottawa
•talk with current and previous farm leaders and provincial ministers and federal leaders and ministers
Requirements: farm producer, age 18-39 (as of November 1, 2017), from APAS-member RM
APAS needs you: Call Don Ross at APAS (306) 789-7774, extension #3
Learn to make a difference! – All expenses paid!
The Youth Leadership and Mentorship initiative provides funding to industry associations in Saskatchewan to co-ordinate and support mentorships between young producers and industry leaders. The goals of the initiative are to help young producers gain valuable experience, take advantage of networking opportunities and develop the skills necessary to become a future industry leader.
Eligibility Criteria of Producers
•Between 18 & 39 years of age as of November 1, 2017
•Have clear leadership goals and objectives
•Be an active agricultural producer who exhibits leadership potential
•Have land in an APAS Member Rural Municipality
•Be available from November 2017 to August 2018
•Have approximately 12-14 days over the 10 month program dedicated to the leadership program
Eligibility Criteria of Mentors
•Viewed with high regard within the industry
•Have board and leadership experience
•Able to commit time to the young producer
•Funding will be based on actual and reasonable costs. All approved travel expenses, including accommodation, meals and mileage, will be reimbursed based on Government of Saskatchewan rates.
•Receipts of all expenditures must be provided
To apply for the leadership program, contact APAS office at email@example.com, or call Don Ross @ 306-789-7774 ext. 3.
APAS Youth Leadership APP 2017: Print Application
There only 5 positions available in the APAS Youth Leadership &
Mentorship Program for 2017
If you are interested, please call
Space is limited!
APAS serves as the voice for agriculture in Saskatchewan