Cultivating future ag leaders in Sask.

Cultivating future ag leaders in Sask.
Dec 20, 2017

FarmLead and APAS join forces to support youth leadership program

By Kate Ayers

Staff Reporter


Today, FarmLead announced its partnership with the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan’s (APAS’s) Youth Leadership and Mentorship program.

FarmLead has agreed to make a $25 charitable donation to APAS to support the program every time a farmer registers for a free FarmLead account. The producer must use the referral code “APAS” when signing up, according to a release today from FarmLead.  

The APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program offers networking opportunities and helps youth develop skills to be successful leaders.

The program aims to help young Saskatchewan producers face new challenges in the sector by providing mentorship opportunities with experienced producers. The program also intends to facilitate connections among young producers.

“We are very proud of the APAS Youth Leadership Program, which has almost doubled in size in its fourth year,” Todd Lewis, president of APAS, said in the release.

“We are pleased that FarmLead also recognizes the importance of investing in the future of ag leadership in Saskatchewan.”

The Youth Leadership and Mentorship program encourages young producers to explore new technology in ag and to help advance the industry.

“I love the program because it’s teaching that next generation of farmers how to navigate some of the challenging waters that are farm policy, as well as (giving them the opportunity to) learn from the expertise of (producers) who have already gone through those challenges,” Brennan Turner, president and CEO of Farmlead, said to yesterday.

Originally from Foam Lake, Sask., Turner hopes this charitable partnership will help young farmers in his province.  

“We are aligned with the next generation of farmers who are going to become the leaders of agricultural policy and be the voice of agricultural producers across not just Saskatchewan but potentially across Canada or North America,” he said.

“At the end of the day, we know there has to be that next generation of leaders and we’re helping to fund that program to (support them).”   

FarmLead offers free tools to farmers to help them sell their grain. Producers can use the company’s online programs to learn how to best sell their crops and to track local grain prices.

More information about the APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program can be found here.  


Photo Credit: Colleen Hennan, communications and community relations coordinator at APAS. 

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