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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Missing getting together for the #COYF National Event ? Us too. Here’s a picture of Alumni, Sponsors, friends & more at the 2019 National event in New Brunswick !

We have a few provinces still going ahead with their events for 2021. Whether they end up virtual- we still aim to recognize excellence in Canadian Agriculture. See our website on how to nominate an Outstanding Young Farmer 👩🏼‍🌾 👨🏻‍🌾

Here in Canada, winter is considered the slower or “off” season. What do you like to do during this spare time ? (If you have it 😅)

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