Nominate a farmer

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is designed to recognize young farmers that exemplify excellence in their profession. Eligible nominees must be farm operators between the ages of 18 and 39 who derive a minimum of two-thirds of their income from their farm operations. Each year one farming couple is selected from each of the program’s seven Regional Recognition Events to represent their respective region at the National Recognition Event.



Are you passionate about agriculture in Canada? The Outstanding Young Farmers Memorial Scholarship supports future generations in the pursuit of their passion. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing post secondary education in agriculture.  The annual application deadline is June 30th.

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W.R. Motherwell Award

Dr. Motherwell was a leader in Canadian agriculture for over 50 years. He is the namesake of the W.R. Motherwell Award, presented annually to an individual or couple who demonstrate excellence in leadership and dedication to the Outstanding Young Farmers Program and the agriculture industry.

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We are only 3 days away from our National Event and we are featuring all of our regional winners!

Next Up;
British Columbia OYF winners 20/21'
Raymond & Tracey Bredenhof


Bayer is honored to support 'Canadas Outstanding Young Farmers. Andre and Katie Steppler showcase why they’re the Manitoba regional winners on their diverse cattle farm, honeybee and cash crop operation. Watch this video to learn more about Steppler Farms. #MBAg @CanadaOYF

With our national event only 3 days away, we are featuring all of regional event winners!

Next up; Our Manitoba OYF Winners 20/21’
Andrea & Katie Steppler


With our national event only 5 days away, we are featuring all of regional event winners!

Next up; Our Atlantic OYF Winners 20/21’
Philip & Katie Keddy


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