(Laval- November 9, 2023) – The Quebec Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) Region is preparing to host Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ National Event which will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval QC from Nov 23-26,2023. Quebec OYF regional chair, Johanne Cameron states, “The crop of National Finalists 2023 proudly demonstrate that they have the […]
Current Manitoba Winners
Harley & Brooklyn Siemens
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.
Manitoba 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’ Manitoba award winners exemplify the ideals of our program click below.
2023- Brett & Chantel McRae- Brandon
McRae Land & Livestock
2023 MB OYF nominees Brett & Chantel McRae operate McRae Land & Livestock near Brandon, Manitoba. McRae Land & livestock produce Purebred Black and Red Angus cattle, grain, grass seed and cover crops .
2023 Harley& Brooklyn Siemens- Rosenort
2023 MB OYF Nominees Harley & Brooklyn Siemens are a 4th generation poultry farmer located in Rosenort, MB. They own and operate 95,000 layers and 15000 pullets in the egg industry.
MANITOBA CALL FOR 2024 NOMINATIONS- Deadline Oct 30
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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.
(Elk Horn Resort, MB Mar 20, 2023) – Fourth generation egg farmers, Harley and Brooklyn Siemens, from Rosenort, Manitoba were named Manitoba’s 2023 Outstanding Young Farmers at the Manitoba Region’s Recognition Event held in Elk Ridge Resort March 17-19. Harley and Brooklyn Siemens own and operate Siemen Farms home to 95,000 layers and 15000 pullets […]
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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.
Major Jay Fox Memorial Scholarship
The Major Jay Fox Memorial scholarship has been developed by the Manitoba Outstanding Young Farmers in honour of Jay and the contribution that he made to agriculture in Canada. An annual scholarship will be presented to recognize a student continuing in the field of agriculture that has made a significant difference in their communities. One bursary will be awarded annually in the amount of $1000.00.
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