Excellent opportunity for students: International Livestock Congress Calgary

Attention students:

Be sure to consider applying for the International Livestock Congress (ILC) Calgary Student Program. (Or if you know students interested in beef-related research, please encourage them to take a look at this.)

The ILC Calgary Student Program is open to senior level undergraduate and graduate students across Canada and around the world. Participants will visit Calgary, Alberta and surrounding areas July 8-11, 2014. Highlights will include:

  • tours of several facilities, including a feedlot, packing plant, and retailer (see the tour agenda)
  • attending the conference to learn and discuss some of the industry’s current challenges and opportunities (see the conference agenda)
  • meeting leaders and experts in Canada’s beef sector
  • visiting the 2014 Calgary Stampede

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Mentorship opportunities for beef researchers

Engaging researchers who study cattle, beef, genetics, feed or forage production with the Canadian beef cattle industry is mutually beneficial; it allows researchers to be better informed of industry needs and more likely to share their findings with a practical, solution-based focus. Facilitating and encouraging their attendance to industry events and networking with industry professionals, especially for new beef researchers from non-agriculture backgrounds, is extremely valuable. The following two programs offer just that. Continue reading

Mentorship Opportunity for Young Beef Researchers

Engaging researchers who study cattle, beef, genetics, feed or forage production with the Canadian beef cattle industry is mutually beneficial; it allows researchers to be better informed of industry needs and more likely to share their findings with a practical, solution-based focus.  Facilitating and encouraging their attendance to industry events and networking with industry professionals, especially for new beef researchers from non-agriculture backgrounds, is extremely valuable.

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program does just that. The program provides outstanding mentorship opportunities to those aged 18-35 interested in research, a career, or industry leadership in the Canadian beef cattle sector. The deadline to apply for the 2013/14 program is just two weeks away. Continue reading