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 region.
Congratulations to the 2017 EYBS Team!
From right to left: Lane Yuill (NS), Jonathan Pelletier (QC), Martin Rypma (BC), Vanessa Crowley (ON), Alana Mckinven (QC), Trent Jones (ON).
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 application form.
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 application.
Submit your application and video or text to email@example.com by Friday, March 24th, 2018.