Churchbridge, SK (October 9, 2020) –Clayton Lehr from Redcliff, AB and Shaelyn Beswitherick from Austin, MB have been selected as the Outstanding Young Farmers Memorial Scholarship winners for 2020. Each winner has received a $1,000 scholarship to support their post-secondary agricultural education. Clayton Lehr’s passion for agriculture came from being raised on a family [...]
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Raymond and Tracey Bredenhof named British Columbia/Yukon 2020 Outstanding Young Farmers amid COVID 19
Abbotsford, BC (May 11, 2020)–Due to COVID 19, the BC/YK Outstanding Young Farmers regional event was cancelled in March but the alumni are pleased to introduce the region’s 2020 winners, Raymond and Tracey Bredenhof, owners of R & T Poultry and Bredenhof Hop Farms located in Abbotsford BC. After 15 years of farming together, the [...]
Brandon, MB (March 11, 2020) – At the Clarion Hotel in Brandon over seventy people gathered to celebrate Andre & Katie Steppler of Steppler Farms located near Miami, MB as Manitoba’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2020. The winners were announced at the Manitoba regional event held on March 6-8. Andre and Katie Steppler, along with [...]
Charlottetown, PEI (March 6,2020)– After a weekend of interviews and presentations, the Atlantic alumni welcomed Phillip and Katie Keddy of Lakeville, NS as Atlantic’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2020. The event was held in Prince Edward Island, February 21st in conjunction with the International Potato Expo and Farm Credit’s Regional Ignite Event. As partners in [...]
Red Deer, AB (Feb.8, 2020)–Alumni and industry gathered to honour Roelof and Mary van Benthem, owners of van Benthem Dairy, located at Spruceview, AB, as Alberta/NWT’s 2020 Outstanding Young Farmers. The winners were announced at the Alberta regional event held in Red Deer, Alberta on February 6-7th. Roelof moved to Canada in 2000 and spent [...]
Fredericton, NB (December 14,2019)- Rancher and Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) alumni from Manitoba Angela (Angie) Fox was recently honoured as recipient of the 2019 W.R. Motherwell Award by Canada's OYF program. The award was presented to Angela at the national event in Fredericton last week. Manitoba alumni members nominated Fox because as Regional Chair Dustin [...]
Fredericton, NB (Dec 8,2019) – Justin & Laura Rogers of Brae, PEI and Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque of Kamouraska, QC were chosen as National Winners from seven regional farmers at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer(OYF) Program’s national event held last week in Fredericton, NB Justin & Laura Rogers are 7th generation farmers who operate Picturesque [...]
Fredericton, NB (October 31,2019) - The Atlantic Outstanding Young Farmers(OYF) Region is preparing to host Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ National Event which will take place at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton, NB from Dec 5-8, 2019. Atlantic OYF regional chair, Heidi Lawless states, “The Atlantic Committee has the unique opportunity of hosting every seven years [...]
Churchbridge, SK (Sept 14, 2019)–Jan & Jony Roos from Brownsville,ON were named Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2019. The Roos operate Roos Dairy Goats, one of the largest milking goat operations in Ontario. The winners were announced at the Ontario regional event held September 10, 2019 in conjunction with Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, [...]
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 [...]