Current Atlantic Winners

Philip & Katie Keddy- Woodville NS

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.

Atlantic is one of seven regions and includes the provinces of Nova Scotia, new Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. 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.

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2021 Nominees

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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.




Phillip and Katie Keddy named Atlantic’s 2020 Outstanding Young Farmers

Charlottetown, PEI (March 6,2020)– After a weekend of interviews and presentations, the Atlantic alumni welcomed Phillip and Katie Keddy of Lakeville, NS as Atlantic’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2020. The event was held in Prince Edward Island, February 21st in conjunction with the International Potato Expo and Farm Credit’s Regional Ignite Event. As partners in […]

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Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Name 2019 Winners from Atlantic and Quebec

Fredericton, NB (Dec 8,2019) – Justin & Laura Rogers of Brae, PEI and Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque of Kamouraska, QC were chosen as National Winners from seven regional farmers at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer(OYF) Program’s national event held last week in Fredericton, NB Justin & Laura Rogers are 7th generation farmers who operate Picturesque […]

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Upcoming Events

Atlantic Regional Event
Feb 2022

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OYF National Event
Nov 24, 2021 - Dec 12, 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

Heidi Lawless
Regional Chair

Phone: 902-887-3288

Andrew Lawless
Regional Chair

Phone: 902-887-3288

Edna Newcombe

Phone: 902-680-6583

Amanda Kinsmen

Phone: 902-670-2054

Jack Thomson
Past Chair

Phone: 902-867-1252