For more than a decade, the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) has connected aspiring livestock professionals with career mentors in its popular mentoring program. Nine students graduated from the program at a ceremony in Bismarck, N.D., in September and the NDSA is now taking applications for the 2012 class.
“The Mentoring Program is one way the NDSA works to unite, protect, promote educate and serve the state’s beef industry,” said program coordinator and NDSA Special Projects Director Emily Dalzell of Bismarck. Through the program the association connects high school- and college-age students who have an interest in a beef-related career with a livestock professional who works in the student’s field of choice.
Student applications for the 2012 program will be accepted through Nov. 15. They are available online at www.ndstockmen.org or by contacting Dalzell at (701) 223-2522 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NDSA members who are interested in volunteering as a mentor should also contact Dalzell.