(Abbotsford, BC March 15, 2022)– Fruit Producer, Gurpreet Lidder, of Lidder’s Produce Ltd located in Keremeos was named BC’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2022. The winner was announced at the BC regional event presented by regional sponsor RBC Agriculture in Abbotsford on March 8-9. Gurpreet Lidder, in partnership with his parents, operates an eighty-acre fruit […]
Current BC/Yukon Winners
Gurpreet Lidder, Keremeos BC
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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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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Saskatoon (Dec 5, 2021) Raymond & Tracey Bredenhof, R&T Poultry & Bredenhof Hops, of Abbotsford, BC and Jenny Butcher & Wes Kuntz, Little Brown Cow Dairy, of Brantford, ON were chosen as National Winners from seven regional farmers at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program’s national event held virtually and in Saskatoon, SK December 1-3, […]
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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.