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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Êtes-vous inscrit à la conférence virtuelle des Jeunes agriculteurs d'élite du Canada ? Elle aura lieu le 4 décembre et vous ne voulez pas rater votre chance de rencontrer notre panel d'anciens qui présente les anciens gagnants de partout au pays !

Are you registered for Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Virtual Event on December 4, 2020? You don’t want to miss your chance to catch up with our alumni panel featuring past winners from across the country!

Making it as a young farmer isn’t always easy. Luckily the #OYFF2020 committee has prepared The Young Farmer Survival Guide.

Tune in to our final session the Canadian Young Farmer Panel: The Young Farmer Survival Guide.

Learn more and register here:

La conférence virtuelle des Jeunes agriculteurs d'élite du Canada aura lieu le 4 décembre 2020. Le conférencier, Shaun Haney, discutera de cinq éléments clés de l'agriculture. Ne manquez pas notre célébration des 40 ans, inscrivez-vous dès aujourd'hui!

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