Have you ever thought you’d like to become more involved with the dairy industry, but unsure of what was involved?  

If so, this opportunity is for you and we hope you will consider applying for one of the four spots available at the second western Future Leaders Development Conference.

Alberta Milk is offering this leadership program for the western provinces, in conjunction with the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, SaskMilk, BC Dairy Association, and CanWest DHI. The Future Leaders Development Conference has been created to provide dairy producers with the opportunity to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a director on a board prior to seeking election or appointment to a dairy industry board. This conference will also be an excellent opportunity for future leaders in our industry to network with other future leaders across Canada. Here is the agenda for the conference for your reference.

The second western Future Leaders Development Conference has been booked to take place in Winnipeg on January 16-18, 2017. It will be open to 18 to 22 participants (four each from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba plus four from the eastern provinces). The intention is for this program to be hosted in each western province over the next four years – it started with Alberta in 2016.

Alberta Milk is inviting interested dairy producers to apply to attend this conference.

In order to qualify – you must:

  • Be available to attend all three days (January 16 – 18, 2017)
  • Be prepared to fully participate in the program
  • Indicate on your application how you plan to use your leadership skills in furthering the dairy industry

If accepted into the program:

  • All your costs to attend will be covered
  • Travel
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Conference materials

If you are interested in attending the conference – please complete this application form by December 5th, 2016 and send to Daria Taylor at dtaylor@albertamilk.com. The Alberta Milk – Corporate Affairs Committee will review the applications and select the four candidates to attend. Once the candidates are selected, you will be notified on the decision.

If you have any questions, please send them to dtaylor@albertamilk.com or call 780-577-3324.