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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ON Nominee for 2021: Mike & Danielle Cornelissen of Twin Creeks Greenhouse. Check out their story !

ON Nominee for 2021: Ryan & Romy Schill. Circle R Livestock Ltd. Check out their story !

ON Nominee for 2021: Jenny Butcher & Wes Kuntz with Little Brown Cow Dairy. Check out their story!

Our 2018 National participants- each farmer/duo/couple presented their outstanding operations to all in attendance at the #COYF event. What a great year ! If you know a young outstanding farmer, think about nominating them for the upcoming year! Visit our website for more info👍🏼

It’s Monday Afternoon, *hopefully* we’ve all had a decent cup of coffee & start to the week. Things are kicking off, such as calving season, Spring plant prep & more. Seeing lots of great things so far 👍🏼Cheers & wishing you all the best this spring ! 🌱🐖🐄🚜

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