Quebec City, August 29, 2019 – The 39th edition of the Gala announcing the winners of the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmers for the Quebec region was held on August 27th at the Conference Centre in Sainbt-Hyacynthe. The winners will represent the Quebec region at the Outstanding Young Farmers national event that will take place from December 4-8 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. On Friday December 6th, the winners of the national event will be announced.
The main purpose of the Gala is to honour farmers for their exceptional accomplishments and performance. Through their management practices, these young agricultural producers (less than 40 years old) ensured that their farming operations had a strong start as well as steady and progressive growth. Their operations are based on solid ground and ensure a good income as well as financial stability.
In addition, the event aims at showcasing the Outstanding Young Farmers and at promoting better urban-rural relationships through the understanding of the situations faced by farmers and the recognition of their achievements.
To become finalists, the candidates had to go through several qualifying stages. The selection committee awards points according to each of the following criteria: progress made during the farming career; utilization of soil, water and energy conservation practices; production history; contribution to the community; maintaining financial records as well as oral interviews.
The winners are: Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque
Ferme Régika from Kamouraska
Dairy production and grain crops
The finalists were:
Sophie Girouard and Dominic Brie, Ferme Girobrie from Princeville
Goat dairy production
Martin Laroche et Mme Marthe Lévesque, Ferme Malabel from Saint-Albert
Dairy and maple syrup production
James Thompson and Geneviève Grossenbacher, Notre petite ferme from Lochaber-Partie-Ouest
Fresh organic vegetables production
Source : Francine Martin
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