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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Congratulations to #OYF Alumni @wkaeding on your re-election win tonight! We are so proud of you & @KaedingCarla many accomplishments. We know you will continue to be a strong voice for agriculture and rural issues! #skpoli 🙌 #celebration #agproud

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Warren Kaeding will be elected in Melville-Saltcoats riding, CBC News projects #skvotes #skpoli

A nice surprise today in the mailbox from @JohnDeere Canada! While we were disappointed that the @CanadaOYF Nationals had to be postponed until next year, we are eagerly awaiting Quebec 2021 to present & meet the rest of the nominees from across Canada. Thanks again John Deere!

Check out this months edition of AgriSuccess to see how 2002 #oyfalumni John & Eadie Steele from Norwood, ON helped a young couple transition to their dream farm!

May is mental health month.
That's why we're so pleased to bring you the results of our ground-breaking research exploring the connection between mental health and farm business management. @FMC_GAC @AAFC_Canada

B.C. broiler producers win regional Outstanding Young Farmers award

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