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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Meet our 2023 BC Nominees!
We have 3 very creative & innovative farms representing our BC region this week. All have beautiful farms & produce some amazing quality food. We are so excited to see their presentations & learn about what makes them outstanding young farmers.#COYF


Big thanks to @840CFCW for supporting our @albertaoyf region and getting the word out about what we do for Outstanding Young Farmers in Canada!


Congrats Harley & Brooklyn Siemens!

Our 2023 Manitoba Regional Winners and our official MB honourees for our national competition at the end of this year.


Our #COYF23 regional event will kick off this month!

Stay tuned for announcements on our MB & BC nominees. 👍🏻

#COYF #agmorethanever #cdnag

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