The mentoring program is designed to help high school and college students explore the career area of their choice by matching them with an expert in that field to help teach them more about that trade. The teams commit eight months to one another starting in February and ending in late September. Through visits and mini-work experiences, the mentors help expose the proteges to opportunities related to the beef cattle industry and challenge them to become leaders in it.
The proteges are chosen from a large group of applicants by a committee who select the individuals based on their application responses to short-answer questions about why they would like to work in their chosen area of agriculture.
Teams will be selected in December and the Mentoring Workshop will take place in early February. Teams are required to attend the workshop, then meet four times before the end of September. Proteges will turn in at least four journal entrees and 25 career-specific vocabulary words and their definitions.
Application and reference letter deadline for the 2016 Mentoring Program is Nov. 2, 2015. Download the application below or call our office at 701-223-2522 to have one sent to you.
(Must have valid driver's license.)