Ag for Life Forms Agriculture Youth Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GROWING THE FUTURE OF ALBERTA AGRICULTURE

AG FOR LIFE FORMS AGRICULTURE YOUTH COUNCIL

(CALGARY, AB, August 9, 2018) – Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life), is seeking Alberta youth aged 16 to 21 to join its Agriculture Youth Council. The council will pilot Ag for Life programs and resources, provide valuable insight and ideas on types of programs and ag-related topics for youth and attend Ag for Life events.

“There are countless opportunities for youth in agriculture and it’s important they have a platform for their voices to be heard,” said Luree Williamson, CEO, Ag for Life. “This council will help youth in Alberta grow their experience and help Ag for Life gain insight into how best to engage youth in agriculture education and rural and farm safety programs.”

The council will be comprised of eight to 12 members and is open to both urban and rural youth. No agriculture experience is required. Members will have the opportunity to learn more about agriculture, develop leadership skills, network with industry professionals, build their resumes and meet new people.

Youth will serve on the council for one year and the commitment will involve two committee meetings per year, attendance at a maximum of three events per year and the sharing of ideas relevant to agriculture education and farm safety.

Applications are due Monday, September 17. Youth can visit www.agricultureforlife.ca/agyouthcouncil for more information and to apply.

About Ag for Life

Ag for Life (Agriculture for Life) has a mandate to deliver educational programming designed to improve rural and farm safety while building public understanding around the agricultural industry. The organization brings together various sectors including agri-services, energy, financial and not-for-profit organizations, along with farmers, ranchers, and community leaders.

Ag for Life is made possible through the funding and commitment of companies that employ almost 20,000 people in more than 350 Alberta communities. Founding Members include AdFarm, ATCO Group, Glacier FarmMedia, Nutrien Ltd., Rocky Mountain Equipment, TransCanada Corporation, and UFA Co-operative Limited.

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For media inquiries, or to find out more about Ag for Life programs, please contact:

Alana Julius, Ag for Life, Marketing and Communications Specialist

403.999.5836 | ajulius@agricultureforlife.ca

 

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