After being announced as one of the 24 semi-finalists for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program, Eston area farmer Logan Houff was recently named one of the 16 finalists.

The final selection took place through a virtual competition held on August 30, 2021 where 23 semi-finalists from across Canada competed for a spot in the CYL Program through judged discussions. 

Through the virtual selections event, semi-finalists participated in roundtable discussions by breaking off into smaller virtual meetings each facilitated and judged by CYL Foundation Partners, Cargill, McDonald’s Canada, MNP, and New Holland, and Gold Sponsors, Farm Credit Canada, RBC Future Launch and Alltech. Semi-finalists put their skills to the test through thought provoking discussions about timely topics in the beef industry such as advancements in sustainability, communicating the positive contributions of the beef industry, farm operation benchmarking and financial skills, farm equipment right to repair legislation, the economic, social and environmental return of ag businesses, and much more.

As one of the 16 finalists, Houff was awarded a $2000 travel budget, to be paired with a hand-picked industry leader for a nine-month mentorship in their specific area of interest. As this new group of young leaders enters the program, the 2019 and 2020 CYL cohorts will be graduating at the end of September through a virtual graduation event held with their peers and mentors celebrating their hard-earned achievements.

Listen to our full interview with Logan below.