Atlantic

Current Atlantic Winners

Morgan & Karissa Smallman- Alberton PE

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.

Atlantic is one of seven regions and includes the provinces of Nova Scotia, new Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. 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.

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

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2022 Nominees

2022- Morgan & Karissa Smallman- Alberton, PE

J & J Farms Ltd

Morgan & Karissa Smallman Morgan considers being raised on his family farm in Knutsford, Prince Edward Island a gift. He credit’s his father with instilling a strong work ethic, and says ‘there is nothing like the sense of accomplishment when you start the harvest, and see those first few bright white potatoes come out of […]

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ATLANTIC CALL FOR 2023 NOMINATIONS- Deadline Mar 1

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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

Atlantic Regional Event
July 21-22, 2022

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OYF National Event
Nov 23 - 27, 2022

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Regional Sponsors

Click here for information on national and regional sponsorship opportunities with Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers.

Scholarships

The OYF 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

Heidi Lawless
Regional Chair

Email: heidi0730@gmail.com
Phone: 902-887-3288

Andrew Lawless
Regional Chair

Email: Hilltopproduce@gmail.com
Phone: 902-887-3288

Edna Newcombe
Treasurer

Email: Edna.newcombe@gmail.com
Phone: 902-680-6583

Amanda Kinsmen
Secretary

Email: amkinsman@gnspes.ca
Phone: 902-670-2054

Jack Thomson
Past Chair

Email: jack.t@ns.sympatico.ca
Phone: 902-867-1252