Current Saskatchewan Winners

Jake Leguee, Sarah Leguee and Erik Nikolejsin- Weyburn

Leguee 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.

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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Current Nominees

2023-Russ and Beth Wildfong – Craik, SK

Wildfong Enterprises

Russ and Beth Wildfong own and operate Wildfong Enterprises in Craik, SK. Russ grew up on his family farm. At the age of 18, Russ rented his first two quarters and started farming. This helped him finance his post-secondary education at U of S, as he got his Engineering degree. He was also able to […]

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2023-Jake Leguee, Sarah Leguee and Erik Nikolejsin- Weyburn, SK

Leguee Farms

Leguee Farms was initially established in 1956, when Don and Elsie Leguee bought the home section at Weyburn, SK. Their youngest son, Russ, along with his wife Sharon, took over the farm in the late 1970’s. During his time managing the farm, he started minimum till in the late 1980’s and grew the acreage base […]

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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 2023 Regional Event held June 22

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Saskatchewan names Jake Leguee, Sarah Leguee and Erik Nikolejsin of Weyburn, as their 2023 Outstanding Young Farmers.

(Regina,SK  June 23, 2023) – Third generation grain producers Jake Leguee, Sarah Leguee and Eric Nikolejsin from Weyburn, SK were named Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2023 at the Saskatchewan Region’s Recognition Event held in conjunction with Canada’s Farm Show at REALDistrict June 21-22. Leguee Farms was initially established in 1956, when grandparents Don and […]

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Upcoming Events

Saskatchewan Regional Event
June 21-22, 2023

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OYF National Event
Nov 23 - 26, 2023

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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.




The Future of Ag Scholarship

The Future of Agriculture Scholarship has been developed by the Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers to promote aspiring students who are passionate about Agriculture. This scholarship will be awarded annually to two individuals pursuing post secondary education in agriculture.


Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. One scholarship is awarded to an individual entering post secondary education from high school. The second scholarship is awarded to an individual who has already completed at least one year of post secondary study.


Open to any individual in Saskatchewan pursuing post secondary education leading to a diploma or degree in agriculture.

How to Apply:

Each applicant will be required to fill out the following application form and forward it and the other requirements to the OYF Program Coordinator by June 01.

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Program Coordinator:

Elaine Pruim

Box 400  Osler, SK S0K 3A0


Applications must be submitted to the Program Coordinator by June 01.

Applications will be forwarded to the judging panel by the Program Coordinator with the personal information concealed to ensure applicants are judged anonymously.

The winners will be notified prior to our Regional event, held in the summer, and an official announcement and presentation will be made at our Regional event.

Payment will be made upon receipt of proof of acceptance to a post secondary institution in agricultural studies. The announcement will also be included in the October OYF Newsletter.

Contact Us

Elaine Pruim
Regional Coordinator

Phone: 306-239-4263

Jennifer Lindgren
Regional Chair

Phone: 306-594-2288

Tannis Axten
Nomination Chair

Phone: 306-969-2110

Jason Ranger
Vice Chair

Phone: 306-270-5670

Laura Shoemaker

Phone: 306-519-3953