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Holstein Canada is pleased to offer different practical learning
opportunities for passionate young leaders across Canada.
In the European Young Breeders School (EYBS) tab, you will learn more about
this event that allows six youth to represent team Canada in Belgium in a
showing and learning setting.
In the On-Farm Opportunities section, you will find a database of farms from
across Canada who offer youth a chance to gain on-farm experience through an
internship or work placement.
European Young Breeders School (EYBS)
The EYBS was created in 1999 for youth ages 13 to 25. Teams from across
Europe gather in Battice, Belgium to participate in the annual event that
aims to teach young breeders how to judge, prepare their animals for a
show, and market their genetics.
It has become an annual opportunity for a Canadian team of six keen young
leaders to participate in this great event as well. Each year, Team Canada
is comprises of winners of provincial competitions and/or successful
candidates determined through an interview process held within their
2019 Team: Lee Morey: Rochester (AB), Brent Sayles
(ON), Clarissa McCallum (ON), Françis Blanchette (QC), Frédéric Fortier
(QC), Brooke Boonstopple (NB).
2018 Team: Teresa Hylkema (SK), Connor Halpenny (ON),
Rebecca Redner (ON), Bobby Tolhurst (QC.), Martha MacKinnon (QC.) and
Cynthia Campbell (NS).
2017 Team: Lane Yuill (NS), Jonathan Pelletier (QC),
Martin Rypma (BC), Vanessa Crowley (ON), Alana Mckinven (QC), Trent
2016 Team: Julie MacFarlane (QC), Katelyn Crest (AB),
Cameron Stockdale (ON), Kathryn McCully (NB), Maxime Montplaisir (QC),
Ava Doner (ON).
2015 Team: Andrée-Anne Pariseau Beloin (QC), Jennifer
Charlton (ON), Megan Wynn (NS), Michael Flaman (SK), Mauranne Hébert
(QC), Chris Steven (ON).
2014 Team: Sébastien Dalpée (QC), Emmanuel Brisson
(QC), Ryan Crowley (ON), Kenny McRae (ON), Marie-Philippe Brisson
(chaperone), Jaclyn Hunter (AB), Erica Jackson (NS).
Canadian Farm Work Opportunity
Every year youth from across the country look for farms that are willing
to take an intern or someone looking to gain further work experience
before returning to the home farm. Finding a farm can be a very
challenging process that can take a lot of time. Holstein Canada’s
Advisory Committee has put together a database of farms from all across
the country that are interested in having interns work on their farm.
If you are a producer who would also like to have your information
available for youth looking for an internship or work opportunity, please
contact Christine Tolhurst at
firstname.lastname@example.org for an
application form. Thank you very much!
Want to travel to Denmark to learn about dairy farming? Interested in
learning a new language?
Holstein Canada is proud to offer a new international opportunity for
Canadian Young Leaders looking to further their international networking
skills, dairy industry knowledge and personal skills. The Denmark Farm
Work Opportunity gives two Canadian youth the opportunity to travel to
Denmark and work on dairy farms.
Under the Danish and Canadian Holstein Associations’ supervision, two
Danish youth and two Canadian youth are offered the possibility to travel
and work on a foreign farm. We are currently looking for two passionate
Canadian Young Leaders who are interested in participating in this
program. The chosen delegates must be prepared to travel to Denmark for a
minimum of 3 months, to work on a Danish Dairy Farm. Holstein Canada is
not responsible for covering the cost of this trip, but will actively help
support the chosen delegates in completing the necessary paperwork and
establishing the connection.
It is important to note that in order to obtain a travel visa, there is a
Biometric Recording procedure of application that is only available in
Ottawa, Toronto or Vancouver. Selected delegates must be able to
physically go to one of these offices. These cities are the only ones in
Canada with official Danish Visa offices.
Interested in applying to be one of the two delegates who will be
travelling to Denmark in 2018? Follow these steps:
Fill out the
Write a 500 word essay on why you would be an ideal candidate for this
Denmark Farm Opportunity and what you hope to learn from this trip.
Submit a 1-3 minute video on what you hope to take away from this trip
and why you would be a good candidate. Please upload your video to
Dropbox, YouTube or Vimeo, and provide the link along with you
Submit your application and video or text to
Friday, March 24th, 2018.