Manitoba

Current Manitoba Winners

Harley & Brooklyn Siemens

Siemens 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.

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.

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Current Nominees

2024- Alexander Boersch & Markus Deffner- Elie

Mill Creek Organics/Abtshof Farms Ltd

My wife Emma and I (Alex) are involved in my family’s grain farm near Elie, MB. We farm together with my parents (Andreas & Elke) and my sister and brother in law (Jillian and Markus). My Family moved here from Germany in 1988 and has grown the farm from 1,000 acres to 5,000 acres. I […]

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2024- Marcus & Paige Dueck- Kleefeld

Four Oak Farms

Irma & Hermann Dueck emigrated from Germany in 1958 to start the 1st Generation of Four Oak Farms.  Armin & Antje Dueck married in 1982 and began the 2nd generation, Paige and Marcus married in 2009 and joined the partnership in 2013, starting the 3rd generation. Paige and Marcus have two daughters, Sutton born in […]

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2025 CALL FOR MANITOBA NOMINATIONS- Deadline Oct 30

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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

Manitoba Regional Event
Mar 15-17, 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.

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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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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Contact Us

Angela Fox
Regioanl Administrator

Email: steadfast@xplornet.ca
Phone: (204)447-5027

Tracy Bassa
Regional Chair

Email: labass@mymts.net
Phone: (204)424-5288

Jason Kehler
Vice Chair

Email: kehlerspuds@yahoo.ca
Phone: (204)745-8335

Jill Krahn
Treasurer

Email: mjkrahn@sdnet.ca
Phone: (204) 750-1182

Melvin Penner
Sponsor Chair

Email: Melvin@hmfarms.ca
Phone: (204) 324-5760

Kristy-Layne Carr
Nomination Co-Chair

Email: ruchlanefarms.mb@gmail.com
Phone: (204) 392-0618

Brooks White
Nomination Co-Chair

Email: whites@borderlandariculture.com
Phone: (204) 634-2372