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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Our Ontario region shared that they had a really hard time choosing the regional winners as they all exemplify what it is to be and outstanding young farmer !


Living the silver lining of online meetings today:
✅breakfast in person with a great group of young farmers @OntOYF @CanadaOYF
✅Hop on a Board meeting with @THERAWF
✅give a talk on climate change conversations with @AlbertaAg
#cdnag #ontag #westcdnag @theloft32

Tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 14th is our Ontario Regional Event !

You can tune in virtually to watch Ontario’s nominees present their Farm operations. Taking place at 7pm EST.

Use the link below to attend virtually!

Nomination Deadline Dates 2022:
Alberta- Sept 30
Atlantic- Oct 1
Manitoba- Oct 15
BC- Dec 1
ON- Jan 31
SK- Feb 15
QC- Apr 15

Stay tuned for how to nominate a candidate to be the next “Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer”! info available at

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