Nominations Are Now Open For the Alberta/NWT Region

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Program is an annual competition to recognize farmers that exemplify excellence in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution of agriculture, and rural Canada.  Demonstrating leadership in the agricultural industry, nominees are judged according to the following criteria:

 Progress made in their agriculture career

  • Environmental and safety practices.
  • Crop and livestock production history.
  • Financial and management practices.
  • Contributions to the well-being of their community, province and our nation.

Nominees must have an ownership stake in the farm and may be an individual, couple or managing partner/shareholder of a farm group.  Nominees may be two partners in a farming operation (i.e. brothers) who meet all the criteria requirements and must be a permanent resident of Canada.


Nominee must be responsible for the majority of management decisions in operating the farm. The nominee must derive a minimum of two-thirds of gross personal revenue from farming and not have reached the age of 40 as of January 1 in the year of competition. Over 50% of the farm`s income, averaged over the past 3 years, must be derived from the farm`s primary production.


Nominate someone you know in Alberta/NWT by calling 403-224-2077 or emailing OYF2016@gmail.COM

The nomination form is available by emailing a request to:

 Nominations for 2018 close Oct. 15, 2017

"Recognizing Agriculture Excellence"

The nominator and the Nominee both fill out the form and then return it by fax, scan and email it or by Canada Post to the Event Coordinator. 

After this part one of the form is received, then the coordinator will forward Part 2 of the form to the Nominees.

Part 2 of the nomination includes their progress made in agriculture career, a letter of recommendation from their financial institution and photos of their agriculture operation.