Leaders of Tomorrow

Each year APAS offers the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program (YLMP) presented by FCC to agricultural producers between the ages of 18 and 40. The YLMP supports young Saskatchewan producers to become industry leaders by providing opportunities for learning, mentorship, and networking in the areas of agricultural policy and advocacy.

APAS is proud to announce that FCC is now the official sponsor for the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program.

Here are the five mentees for the upcoming year who will be paired alongside APAS Board of Directors to learn more about APAS, the agricultural industry, and policy creation.

Madison Englot wants to expand her understanding of agricultural industry and gain a new perspective on important topics and issues impacting producers. She hopes the YLMP provides her with more understanding of the agricultural policies and ways to reduce the disconnect between consumers and the agricultural sector. Madison grew up on a family farm in the RM of Montmartre #126. Madison continues to farm along with her family, who produces canola, durum, lentils, and canary seed.

Cody Tataryn applied for the YLMP because he wants to engage with the public more effectively regarding the challenges farmers and ranchers face. Cody raises Simmental cattle in RM of Bon Accord #246. Cody has been a member of the Goodeve 4H Beef Club for 15 years and sees the value of volunteering with young producers.

Sarah Leguee says farming has been in her blood all her life, and she wants to become more involved with agricultural sector groups. Sarah is excited to work and learn from her mentor and learn about ways to contribute to the agricultural industry. Sarah is a very active community member and has been a long-time member of the local recreational skating arena’s Board of Directors and a volunteer firefighter. She is also the APAS Representative and Councillor for the RM of Wellington #97. She farms with her family and grows a variety of crops, including spring and winter wheat, durum, canola, red and green lentils, flax, and yellow peas.

Brett Spray has a purebred commercial cow/calf operation in the RM of Hazel Dell #335. Along with cattle, Brett also produces canola and cereal crops. Brett joined the YLMP to learn more about the policy and advocacy work APAS does for Saskatchewan producers and to learn about how to lobby the government regarding important issues impacting producers. Brett believes in giving back to his community and is a Board of Directors for the Man Sask Gelbvieh Association.

Glen Munholland farms oilseeds, grain, pulses, and hay in the Strasbourg area. He applied for the YLMP to learn more about the agricultural industry and create positive connections with other producers in the province. Glen is also an active community member, having served on the Board of Directors for Sask Young Ag and is the APAS Representative for RM of McKillop #220.

“Going through the program showed me how good policy lobbying could positively change policies for producers. From going through the program and as well as being a mentor, the relationships I’ve developed are invaluable." - Ian Boxall, Former YLMP mentee and current mentor

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