The federal and provincial governments have launched a new agriculture mentorship program in Saskatchewan.
Agriculture Minister David Marit, said 100-thousand-dollars will be earmarked to develop leadership capabilities for young people involved in farming.
“The canola growers or the pulse growers, all those barley growers and different types of things, it gives them an opportunity to see how those commissions and boards function so they have the skill set when they decide to take on those positions,” Marit said.
Marit said eight applicants will be accepted for an 18-month mentorship starting in February.
He said applicants should have clear leadership goals and exhibit strong leadership potential.
The program will be administered by Agribition.