Canola Leaders

The Canola Leaders event is an invitation only event for 20 young farmers (or farmers that are young in their leadership journey) from across Alberta each year in March. It is also open to a limited number of participants from the industry including those planning to return to the farm.

This Alberta Canola event is designed to enhance the leadership skills of the participants for the benefit of their farming operations and the rural communities where they live and farm.

The next Canola Leaders event is in March 2025


About the event

Canola Leaders is two days of highly interactive engagement between the participants and the facilitators. The event features guest speakers and experienced leaders from across the canola family to share their experience and expertise.

Four Key Leadership Skills

  1.  Strategic thinking skills
  2.  Governance for healthy organizations
  3.  Policy & advocacy in action
  4.  Communicating your message to media


Participant selection

Alberta Canola selects up to 20 participants each year. There is an effort, but not a requirement to have geographical representation and gender diversity among the group. Applicants must be residents of Alberta.

Applicants can be farmers, members of a farm family or business, or a future leader in the agriculture industry.

Applicants can be young, or young in their leadership journey.


If you would like to apply for the program please apply below. 




For more information on the program, contact:

Rick Taillieu
Director of Engagement & Analytics
Alberta Canola