(Saskatoon, SK- November 14, 2021) – Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (COYF) National Board and Partners are preparing to host Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Virtual National Event from Dec 2-3, 2021. The current world situation has challenged Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program but the National Board and its Partners are pleased to host the 2021 National [...]
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Churchbridge, SK (Sept 24, 2021) –Emily Robb from Brandon, MB and Carleigh MacLeod from Kinkora PEI have been selected as the Outstanding Young Farmers Memorial Scholarship winners for 2021. Each winner has received a $1,000 scholarship to support their post-secondary agricultural education. Emily Robb will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Agroecology at the University [...]
Churchbridge, SK (Sept 17, 2021)–Jenny Butcher & Wes Kuntz from Brantford, ON were named Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2021. Little Brown Cow Dairy Farm & Store, operated by Jenny & Wes, is a dairy and beef farm that pasteurizes and processes its milk into cheese products which are sold in the on-farm store. The [...]
Quebec City, September 7, 2021 - The 41st edition of the Gala announcing the winners of the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmers for the Quebec region was held on September 2nd at the Château Bromont. For the first time in its history, the event was presented in virtual mode and with simultaneous translation, which allowed to [...]
(Regina, SK June 24, 2021)– Dairy producers, Michael and Jessica Lovich of Balgonie, SK were named Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2021. The winners were announced at the Saskatchewan regional event held at the AGT Lounge in Regina and virtually on June 22. Michael & Jessica Lovich own and operate Lovholm Holsteins, a 70- cow [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]