Saskatoon (Nov 29, 2022) Guillaume and Étienne Lessard, Ferme Holdream Inc, of St. Honoré-de-Shenley, QC and Cody Straza and Alllison Squires, Upland Organics, of Wood Mountain SK were chosen as National Winners from seven regional farmers at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program’s national event held in Saskatoon, SK November 23-27, 2022. At 16, Brothers, […]
Current Saskatchewan Winners
Cody Straza & Allison Squires- Wood Mountain
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.
Saskatchewan 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’ Saskatchewan award winners exemplify the ideals of our program click below.
2022-Lee and Ashley Eastmond- Mortlach SK
Wheatland Cattle Company
Wheatland Cattle Company, operated by Lee and Ashley Eastmond, is located at Mortlach, Saskatchewan. Over the years our operation has changed from being strictly cow/calf, to backgrounding and in 2017 to taking our calves out to finish. We also offer custom feeding, silaging and bale hauling. On our operation we are always challenging ourselves to […]
2022- Garret and Jocelyn Poletz – Biggar, SK
P Cross Ranch Ltd.
Garret and Jocelyn Poletz own and operate P Cross Ranch Ltd located near Biggar, Saskatchewan. In the last ten years they have built a diverse cattle operation which includes a 3000 head backgrounding feedlot, 500 head cow-calf program and a salt and mineral business. They rely heavily on corn production which gives them the ability […]
2022-Cody Straza and Allison Squires -Wood Mountain, SK
Upland Organics Ltd.
Cody and Allison own and operate a mixed cattle and certified organic grain farm near Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan along with their three boys, Declan, Gavin and Caden. Cody grew up on a farm in the Wood Mountain area and completed an Engineering degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Allison was born in Newfoundland and met […]
SASKATCHEWAN CALL FOR 2023 NOMINATIONS-Deadline Feb 15
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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.
Check out the Saskatchewan 2022 Regional Event-June 23, 2022
(Saskatoon, SK- October 21, 2022) – The Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) Region is preparing to host Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ National Event which will take place at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, SK from Nov 23-27,2022. Saskatchewan OYF regional chair, Derek Axten states, “We hope you will enjoy the event as we share […]
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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.