Current BC/Yukon Winners

Brad & Travis Hopcott- Pitt Meadows

Hopcott Farms


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.

British Columbia  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.

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

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Current Nominees

2023-Johannes & Julaine Treur- Agassiz

Creekside Dairy

2023 BC OYF Nominees Johannes and Julaine Treur own and operate Creekside Dairy and Creekside Cheese + Creamery in Agassiz, BC. The couple and their five children take pride in being thoughtful, considerate, and respectful stewards of their animals and land. They use the milk produced by their herd of Brown Swiss cows to craft […]

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2023- Matthew Carr- Krestova

Linden Lane Farms

2023 BC OYF nominee  Matthew Carr is owner and production manager for Linden Lane Farms, a thriving 10-acre diversified market garden located in Krestova, BC.  Matthew Carr, has spent the last 10 years developing the business with the support of his family, staff and community. The mission of the farm is to make healthy growing […]

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2023- Travis & Brad Hopcott- Pitt Meadows

Hopcott Farms

2023 BC OYF Nominees  Travis and Brad Hopcott operate their  third generation family run local butcher shop located on Hopcott Farms at Pitt Meadows BC. The farm is committed to bringing quality, local, farm-fresh products direct to the table.  From their non-GMO, no-added hormones or steroids beef and local produce to their specialty grocery selection, […]

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2024 CALL FOR BC NOMINATIONS- Deadline Jan 31


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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

BC Regional Event
March 11-13, 2024

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OYF National Event
Nov 27-Dec 1, 2024

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Regional Sponsors

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


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.


Contact Us

Cammy Lockwood
Regional Chair

Email: cammy@lockwoodfarms.ca
Phone: 250-710-4769

Steve Saccomano
Nomination Chair

Email: cssacco@telus.net
Phone: 1604-855-5319

Kevin Klippenstein

Email: klipppersorganics@gmail.com
Phone: 604-316-3863

Brian Pauls
Past Chair

Email: brianpauls@icloud.com
Phone: 604-991-6969