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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If you didn't know,

2021 is 40 Years of Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program.

It wouldn't be what is today without the incredible industry that is Canadian Agriculture and the people who power it!

Cheers to more years of showcasing Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers.

Call To Farms!📣 Know a farmer between 18-39 who exemplifies excellence with their farming operation in Alberta? Nominate them to present their operation Regionally and potentially nationally!They may be the next #COYF. Deadline to Nominate: SEPT. 30th.

We congratulate Jenny Butcher @brownjerseycow and Wes Kuntz of Little Brown Cow for winning the 2021 Ontario's Outstanding Young Farmers Award! Well done! @CanadaOYF #LiveYourDream #ontag

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 !

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