Applications Open for the Beef Researcher Mentorship Program
Applications for the 2017-18 term of the BCRC Beef Researcher Mentorship Program are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.
Four researchers were selected to participate in the program this past year. Each was paired with two mentors – an innovative producer and another industry expert – for a one year term (ending July 31, 2017). Each of the researchers have reported very successful and valuable experiences through the opportunities provided, including:
- Establishing partnerships with industry and other researchers to further their research programs
- Meeting several producers and industry leaders with whom they ask questions and have meaningful discussions about cattle production, beef quality and safety, and the Canadian beef value chain
- Attending industry events and touring farms and ranches to better understand the impacts, practicalities and economics of adopting research results
The BCRC is excited to continue the program and invite applications from upcoming and new applied researchers in Canada whose studies are of value to the beef industry, such as cattle health and welfare, beef quality, food safety, genetics, feed efficiency, or forages. A new group of participants will begin their mentorships on August 1st.
The Beef Researcher Mentorship Program launched in August 2014 to facilitate greater engagement of upcoming and new applied researchers with Canada’s beef industry. Funding is made available through the technology transfer initiative within the second Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster.
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