Young Leader Program Vision
"To cultivate a group of passionate and unified young leaders who are: knowledgeable
and well-trained about Holstein Canada and enthusiastic advocates and ambassadors
for the dairy industry; so they remain profitable members committed to breed advancement
and industry sustainability.”
Young Leader Program Mission
Investing in today’s Holstein Youth to prepare tomorrow’s industry leaders.
The Young Leader program is based on the following 5 pillars:
Programs under each of the 5 pillars will provide our Canadian dairy young leaders
with both personal and professional development as well as aid in the understanding
of programs and services available to assist in helping make their dairy herds
more profitable. The Young adult program will facilitate an understanding
of the workings of Holstein Canada.
Supporting and fostering the next generation is an important focus at Holstein Canada.
We believe that supporting young leaders aged 19-30 will help to foster a generation
of dairy leaders who will lead our industry in the future.
Holstein Canada is committed to developing opportunities to assist, educate, and
involve young adults in their Holstein related interests. The youth of today are
the members, customers and leaders of tomorrow. The goal is to encourage and support
young Holstein enthusiasts to become active proponents of the Holstein breed.
The Young Leader Advisory Committee Members:
Angus Mackinnon, Board Member (QC); Isabelle Dubois, Board Member (QC); Christine Tolhurst, Programs Coordinator (QC); Laurence Boulet (QC); Stephanie Murphy (ON); Olivier Roy-Tanguay (QC); Ryan Wert (ON); Mike Barnum (AB/BC); Kenton Lindenbach (SK/MB);
The Young Leader Advisory Committee (YLAC) has representation from four Canadian regions: Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, and the Western provinces. Committee members work with Holstein Canada staff to develop a program to meet aspirations of young adults across Canada.
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