Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is very fortunate to have support from one partner-  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and five key national partners –  Bayer,  CIBC, CN, John Deere Canada ULC and Sollio Agriculture as well as media partners WS and Glacier FarmMedia .  These partners provide vital resources to run our program, and we are grateful for their continued support. We would also like to recognize national support provided by  BDO and Farm Management Canada.

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National Partners

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada is known for its excellence and innovation in agriculture.  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is the federal government department that works to support a secure and prosperous future for Canada’s agricultural sector. AAFC works closely with the provinces and with other stakeholders, developing policies and programs to ensure our food system is safe, our environment is protected, and that we continue to show innovation in seizing new agriculture and agri-food opportunities in the twenty-first century.

AAFC is proud to support Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program in recognizing the achievements of a new generation of farmers. The program celebrates the successes of deserving individuals, highlights to Canadians the importance of farming in their nation’s economy, and encourages other hardworking young farmers across Canada to show innovation in their approaches and leadership in their industry. Like AAFC, the OYF program is committed to a bright future for farming in this country.

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National Sponsors


Bayer is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture.

Bayer is proud to be associated with Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers. Canadian agriculture needs business people of the calibre of OYF to lead the industry into the next century, recognizing that leadership enhances the image of agriculture in these times of challenges and change.

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CIBC Agriculture Services

We know agriculture clients need a bank that understands their unique business needs, including production cycles, market changes, and consumer demands. CIBC can help with information and advice backed by financial solutions customized to the specifics of agriculture businesses.

We have a strong tradition of supporting Canada’s farmers, with more than 150 years of agriculture experience. Let us put our experience to work for you!  Whether you need a loan to buy equipment, expand your agriculture business or you want financial planning and investment advice, our experienced team of advisors can help you find the right solutions.

CIBC is proud to support Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers program, which recognizes some of the best young farmers across the country each year. CIBC is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed and the winners of this competition are true entrepreneurs with a strong commitment to excellence.

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John Deere

John Deere Canada ULC has been a National sponsor of  the Outstanding Young Farmers Program since 1984.The program, which is designed to recognize farm couples that exemplify excellence in their profession is important to John Deere. We believe the future of agriculture in Canada is bright and, to keep it strong and growing, it is essential that young farmers are offered encouragement and recognition. The OYF program not only does that effectively but also provides a venue for farmers across the country, current nominees and alumni, to get to know one another socially and also trade best business practices. It’s a pleasure for us to be associated with such a great group of people.

John Deere Canada ULC is the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment; a leading supplier of equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care; and a major manufacturer of construction equipment. Additionally, John Deere manufactures engines used in heavy equipment and provides financial services and other related activities that support the core businesses. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has established a heritage of quality products and services providing performance that endures to customers worldwide

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Sollio Agriculture

Sollio Agriculture, the Agri-business Division of Sollio Cooperative Group, is a Canadian leader in the agriculture industry. It specializes in merchandising farm inputs and providing value-added services to benefit farmers, cooperatives and partners, across the country. Its business model combines the strength of a local approach with the power of a national presence to offer innovative solutions, work on adopting sustainable farming practices and help local farming families prosper.

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Canadian National Railway

CN takes pride in moving the North American economy in a global marketplace. Agricultural products and agri-food, like grain, pulses, fruits, vegetables and fertilizer, are some of the most important commodities we transport. Our temperature-controlled containers keep food cold and fresh en route. If you eat it or drink it, chances are CN moves it!

But CN is much more than an enabler of global trade. Our 26,000 employees are your neighbours in thousands of cities, towns and Aboriginal communities all along our 20,000-mile network. The CN spirit of giving back has long been a hallmark of our company culture. CN employees and retirees pull together for social, environmental and economic progress.

CN is committed to the future of Canada’s agricultural industry by supporting innovation and sustainability through action, education and research. By supporting Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers, CN is celebrating and recognizing excellence in Canadian agriculture and some of the top young producers in the country.

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Meridian Manufacturing



Backed by over 60 years experience, Meridian Manufacturing is a proven leader in quality storage and handling products for the agricultural, commercial, and energy sectors. Our commitment to incorporating the latest technological innovations and our drive to set industry standards means the Meridian product line-up is the best solution for storage and conveyance operations. We continue to develop economical, reliable, and environmentally responsible options for unsurpassed customer service.

Meridian has grown to include six world class manufacturing locations across North America: Lethbridge, AB, Camrose, AB, Regina, SK, Winkler, MB, Cambridge, ON and Storm Lake, IA. This is supported by a large dealer network, ready to serve our customers with local expertise and boots on the ground service.

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National Media Sponsors


We’re accomplished in a wide range of categories: growers, producers, food, pharma, sports, entertainment, brands and more. It comes from an understanding of people; both the individual and the crowds we live in, and how to cut through the noise and engage. These services lay the all-important framework to make that connection.

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Glacier FarmMedia

Glacier FarmMedia is the agricultural division of Glacier Media Inc., an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media.

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National Video Sponsor

Bamboo Shoots




We are cinematographers and editors, writers and animators, directors and producers, hockey players and skating coaches, sports moms and volunteers – we may be film school grads, engineers, lawyers, accountants and MBAs.

We’re excited to be your next film production company.

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National Supporter



BDO has over 90 years of experience providing value-added assurance, accounting, tax and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. BDO is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada with our strengths firmly rooted in the communities we serve.

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OYF also gratefully acknowledges support and sponsorship provided at a local level for events held in the seven OYF regions across Canada.