Current Saskatchewan Winners

Michael & Jessica Lovich, Balgonie, SK

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.

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2021 Nominees

2021 Stuart Chutter- Killaly, SK

Stuart Chutter is a 35 year old farmer raising purebred cattle and diverse forage crops on his first-generation, small farm near Killaly, Saskatchewan. Inspired by the stories of his farm customers while working in agriculture banking, Stuart began his farm career in meat goat production with 350 does and later added sheep.  These flocks grew […]

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2021 Michael and Jessica Lovich-Balgonie,SK

Lovholm Holsteins

Michael and Jessica Lovich are passionate dairy farmers from Balgonie, SK.  They own and operate Lovholm Holsteins, a 70- cow dairy that focuses on animal longevity, cow health and production as well as farm sustainability and growth. Born and raised on purebred dairy farms in Alberta, it is where Michael and Jessica both got their […]

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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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Upcoming Events

Saskatchewan Regional Event
June 22, 2021

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OYF National Event
Dec 1-3, 2021

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Regional Sponsors

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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.



Contact Us

Elaine Pruim
Regional Coordinator

Phone: 306-239-4263

Darlene Krikau
Regional Chair

Phone: 306-232-4479

Derek Axten
Vice Chair

Phone: 306-969-2110

Lauren Maurer

Phone: 306-697-2757