Regina, SK (June 22, 2016) – Vegetable farmers Dan and Chelsea Erlandson of Outlook, Sask., were named the 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Saskatchewan Region at the annual awards event held in conjunction with Canada’s Farm Progress Show on June 17. Dan and Chelsea are third-generation majority owners of Spring Creek Garden [...]
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Winnipeg, MB (March 1, 2016) – Crop farmers Jason and Laura Kehler of Carman, MB were chosen as the 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for Manitoba at a recent awards event in Winnipeg, MB. The Kehlers were presented with their honour by Manitoba Deputy Agriculture Minister Dori Gingera-Beauchemin, and they will go on to represent [...]
Charlottetown, PEI (March 1, 2016) – First generation market garden farmers Andrew and Jennifer Lovell of Keswick Ridge, NB were chosen as the 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Atlantic region at a recent awards event in Charlottetown, PEI. The Lovells will go on to represent the Atlantic region at the national OYF event [...]
Shane and Kristin Schooten chosen as Alberta and Northwest Territories Outstanding Young Farmers for 2016
Banff, AB (February 8, 2016) – Feedlot operators Shane and Kristin Schooten of Diamond City, AB, were named the 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Alberta and Northwest Territories Region at the annual awards event on February 5. Shane and Kristin work alongside his family operating Schooten & Sons Custom Feedyard Ltd., consisting [...]
Churchbridge, SK [January 26, 2016] – Ontario farmers Janet and John Parsons were recently honoured as recipients of the 2015 W.R. Motherwell Award by Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) program. The Sturgeon Falls couple have been participating, innovating and promoting the agriculture industry since they bought a dairy farm in 1975. Janet and John’s [...]
Churchbridge, SK [January 21, 2016] – Jenny Markewich of Hafford, Saskatchewan and Morgan McNeil of Hantsport, Nova Scotia are the 2015 recipients of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) Memorial Scholarships. Jenny and Morgan will each receive $1,000 to support their post-secondary agricultural studies in Canada. When Jenny Markewich learned that she had won the OYF [...]
Churchbridge,SK [January 21,2016] – The BC and Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer Program has come of age. For the first time in its 36-year history of recognizing outstanding young farmers, the program has a second-generation winner. Jan. 13th in Abbotsford, the program named Chilliwack poultry and egg producers Brian (37) and Jewel (35) Pauls as the [...]
Edmonton, AB [November 24, 2015] – Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2015 are hog farmers Mike and Amy Cronin of Bluevale, ON, and dairy farmers Patrick and Cherylynn Bos of Ponoka, AB. These two farm families were chosen from six regional farm couples across Canada at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) annual national event held last [...]