Alberta

Current Alberta Winners

Greg & Sarah Stamp- Enchant, AB

Stamp Seeds

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program (COYF) is a unique program designed to recognize farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution to agriculture. The program is open to farmers or couples who derive at least two-thirds of their income from farming operations.

Alberta/NWT is one of seven regions. Each region holds an event where local nominees are judged on specific criteria. All regional winners represent their areas at an annual national event where they compete to be named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers.

Nominate a Candidate today!

To read how this years’ Alberta/NWT award winners exemplify the ideals of our program click below.

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Current Nominees

2023- Alex Villeneuve- Crossfield, AB

Ceres Solutions Ltd

What began as a childhood fascination lead to college formation and today an innovative indoor farm. Alex, the owner of Ceres Solutions Ltd produces organic specialty mushrooms in central Alberta. Efficiency, genetics, refined systems and positive impact on the planet are all factors that go into growing his delicious product. Check Alex out at https://www.ceres-ab.com/

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2023- Joe & Matt Hamill- Red Deer, AB

Hamill Farms Ltd & Red Shed Malting

Joe & Matt are 4th generation farmers from Red Deer County.  These brothers saw opportunity in the craft brewery market and developed Red Shed Malting. A perfect value-added agribusiness to compliment Hamill Farms Ltd. They pride themselves in creating many beer styles with only Canadian ingredients. Check them out at  https://www.redshedmalting.ca/

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2023- Kenleigh & Drew Pasay- Red Water, AB

Bentgrove Farm

Bentgrove Farm is owned and operated by Kenleigh and Drew Passay of Redwater. They raise beef, chicken and lamb to direct market. They enjoy connecting and educating consumers through farm visists and social media. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/BentgroveFarm/

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2023- Greg & Sarah Stamp- Enchant, AB

Stamp Seeds & Stamp Farms

Stamp Seeds is well known and trusted by farmers and ag companies looking for a seed partner. Located in Enchant Stamp Seeds and Stam Farms are family owned. Greg & Sarah believe that Agriculture is the backbone of society and is filled with opportunity.   Check them out at https://www.stampseeds.com/

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2024 CALL FOR ALBERTA NOMINATIONS- Deadline April 1

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Alberta Regional Event
July 30-Aug 1, 2024

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OYF National Event
Nov 27-Dec 1, 2024

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Regional Sponsors

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Scholarships

The COYF Memorial Scholarships were established in memory of the late Martin Streef, president of Streef Produce Ltd., a family-run fresh fruit and vegetable business in Woodstock Ontario, to help future generations of Canadians pursue their passion for agriculture.

In 1996, Streef was recognized as both Ontario’s and Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer. He died in April 2008.

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Contact Us

Jinel Ference
Regional Chair

Email: jinel@doubleffarms.ca
Phone: 403-552-3755

Robert Semeniuk
Vice Chair

Email: arsemeniuk@mcsnet.ca
Phone: 780-650-0545

Natasha Pospisil
Treasurer

Email: kirriemuir@live.com
Phone: 780-753-7600

Tara Sawyer
Past Chair

Email: tara.sawyer23@gmail.com
Phone: 403-546-2259