Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program announces 2019 finalists


Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 16 finalists for the 2019-2020 CYL program year.

The final selection process took place during the 2019 Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) in Calgary, AB. The CBIC proved to be an excellent setting to put 24 candidates from across Canada through the paces as they vied for a coveted spot in the CYL program.

The 2019 CYL program finalists are:

  • British Columbia: Kate Barnet
  • Alberta: Aaron Birch, Tamara Quaschnick, Lacey Tillotson, Patricia Fawley, Kaitlan McLachlan, Broek Murray, Savannah Hodgkinson, Haley Scott, Cody Adams, Cameron Olson
  • Saskatchewan: Cassandra DeMars, Ethan David, Kimberly Lansdall, Kathleen Holweger
  • Manitoba: Robyn Unrau

Each finalist will be awarded a $2,000 travel budget and a unique, individual specific mentorship opportunity.

The CCA thanks all semi-finalists who gathered at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park to showcase their knowledge and passion for the Canadian beef industry as they competed for a spot in the 2019-2020 CYL program year.

Semi-finalists participated in roundtable discussions hosted by CYL program Foundation Partners Cargill, McDonald’s Canada, and MNP, along with Gold Sponsors, Farm Credit Canada, and New Holland Agriculture that focused on specific themes. CYL is also thankful for the support of Foundation Partner, Zoetis.  Thought-provoking questions designed to elicit responses were also put to candidates to enable judges to get a feel for each individual. The judges and facilitators were impressed with the conversations and demonstrated dedication to Canada’s beef industry.

The CCA congratulates the 2019-2020 program finalists and wishes them well as they embark on the path of personal and professional growth experiences to be provided by their mentorship.


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