Nominate a farmer

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.



Are you passionate about agriculture in Canada? The Outstanding Young Farmers Memorial Scholarship supports future generations in the pursuit of their passion. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing post secondary education in agriculture.  The annual application deadline is June 30th.

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W.R. Motherwell Award

Dr. Motherwell was a leader in Canadian agriculture for over 50 years. He is the namesake of the W.R. Motherwell Award, presented annually to an individual or couple who demonstrate excellence in leadership and dedication to the Outstanding Young Farmers Program and the agriculture industry.

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"It's all about the presentations!"
The goal of our organization is to showcase Outstanding Young Farmers in 🇨🇦. Nominees do this by presenting their unique farming operations. Follow to see our 20/21' Honourees presentations of their farms as they show what #COYF is all about!

Our 2021 National Winners!

Our national event was more quaint in 2021 than past years, however, our nominees were just as amazing as always!

Watch our winner announcement below. We are currently taking nominations for our 2022 regional events.

Does this list make you think of anyone?

-a unique individual, couple or partner/shareholder of a farm group👨‍🌾👩‍🌾
-makes the majority of management decisions in operating the farm.📢
- derive a minimum of two-thirds of their gross revenue from farming🌽
-under the age of 40

BC Nomination Deadline Approaching!

January 15th is the last day to nominate candidates for their regional competition.

To learn more about the competition or how how to nominate, visit;

Happy New Year from #COYF! With how 2021 went, we’re not going jinx things with well wishes, so good luck everybody for #2022 👍🏼😂.

Be sure to check out our nomination page if you’d like to nominate a fellow farmer for our 2022 competition!

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