Wednesday, January 18, 2017

4-H to launch Poultry Sen$e conference

Building on the success of its Dairy Sen$e conferences, 4-H Canada says it will organize one for the poultry industry this year.

So far no details about when and where it will be held have been announced.

But what 4-H Canada has announced is the results of a survey conducted by C. Lang Consulting that indicates participants have been pleased.

The conference is for farmers between 18 and 25 years old and is aimed at improving their management skills.

4-H Canada notes that the research found that 97 per cent of participants indicated that they either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement: “The conference opened up other beneficial networking opportunities.”

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 97 per cent agreed, or “agreed strongly” that “The Dairy Sen$e conference allowed me to network with industry leaders relevant to my interests” and 94 per cent said they networked with peers.

The top three industry-specific professional skills identified were farm management, financial planning and dairy nutrition.

The top personal skills identified were making presentations, public speaking, teamwork and strategic thinking.