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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A picture perfect moment 👍🏼.

@CNRailway is one of our national sponsors. One of our alumni caught this beautiful footage on their way to a #COYF2022 dinner event.

Thank you CN rail for you very supportive sponsorship!

C'est avec grand plaisir que nous vous présentons les gagnants de notre événement national 2022; Félicitations au nom de #COYF et de tous nos sponsors ; Étienne Lessard et Guillaume Lessard de Le Ferme Holdream, QC et Cody Straza & Allison Squires de @uplandorganics, SK!

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the winners of our 2022 national event;

Congratulations on behalf of #COYF and all of our sponsors;

Étienne Lessard et Guillaume Lessard of Le Ferme Holdream, QC and Cody Straza & Allison Squires of @uplandorganics, SK!

The 2022 Canadian Outstanding Young Farmers!!

Cody Straza & Allison Squires from Saskatchewan. And Guillaume and Etienne Lassard from Quebec!!

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