Current Ontario Winners

Jenny Butcher & Wes Kuntz

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.

Ontario 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.

Ontario’s  Outstanding Young Farmers Program Video

Ontario Outstanding Young Farmer Podcast

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

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2022 Nominees



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2021 Jenny Butcher & Wes Kuntz- Brantford, ON

Little Brown Cow Dairy Farm & Store

They started their jersey dairy farm from the ground up which has now grown to include cheese production and on farm grocery store. Check out their operation at Little Brown Cow

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2021 Ryan & Romy Schill- Wallenstein ON

Circle R Livestock Ltd.

Their farm consists of 800 sheep and 2400 chickens. They have recently opened a farm store on their property where they sell a variety of handmade wool products from their farm. Check out their operation at Circle R Lamb

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2021 Mike & Danielle Cornelissen-Watford ON

Twin Creeks Greenhouse

They operate Twin Creeks Greenhouse that is a 40 acre greenhouse where they focus on pepper production. Check out their operation at Twin Creeks Greenhouse

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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.



More Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers News


Goat Producers were named Ontario’s 2019 Outstanding Young Farmers

Churchbridge, SK (Sept 14, 2019)–Jan & Jony Roos from Brownsville,ON were named Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2019. The Roos operate Roos Dairy Goats, one of the largest milking goat operations in Ontario. The winners were announced at the Ontario regional event held September 10, 2019 in conjunction with Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, […]

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Upcoming Events

Ontario Regional Event
September 12 & 13, 2022

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OYF National Event
Nov 23 - 27, 2022

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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.

PLEASE NOTE that there are TWO Streef Memorial Scholarship Awards. 


 Ontario Region Memorial Scholarship


Contact Us

Amy Cronin
Regional Chair

Email: amy@croninfamilyfarms.com
Phone: 519-450-9158

Jason or Christina Pyke
Past Chair

Email: pyke.christina@gmail.com
Phone: 613-385-2941