Jun 27 2023
Research succession AND Mental health forum Ag Talk
Hiring new agriculture researchers ensures progress continues. New scientists also bring new knowledge, skills, perspectives, and energy.
But having a PhD doesn’t automatically make someone a good researcher, just like a Class 1 license doesn’t automatically make someone a good trucker, or an agriculture degree doesn’t necessarily make a good farmer.
It’s often better if a new, fresh-faced recruit has a chance to work with a grizzled veteran before they retire.
Dr. Reynold Bergen is the Science Director for the Beef Cattle Research Council.
He says succession planning in research is as important as succession planning on the farm and having experienced researchers available to mentor new researchers helps shorten the runway to productivity and success.
A 24/7 agricultural mental health forum launched was launched at Canada's Farm Show in Regina.
Do More Agriculture launched a new peer-support mental health platform, Ag Talk.Do More Ag Executive Director Megz Reynolds says the platform, which is powered by Togetherall, provides a safe and anonymous space where anyone over 16 can connect, share, and receive support from a community of peers who relate to their unique experiences. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.