Nominate an Outstanding Young Farmer

Celebrating its 32nd year, 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, nation
Nominations are now open for the 2011 Outstanding Young Farmers Program within the Alberta/NWT region. Nominees may be an individual, couple or managing partner/shareholder of a farm group. To qualify, the nominee must derive a minimum of two-thirds of their gross revenue from farming and not have reached the age of 40 as of January 1 in the year of competition.
The Alberta/NWT regional event for Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers program will be hosted at Olds, Alberta on March 16 & 17, 2011.
One farmer or farming couple will be selected to represent the Alberta/NWT region at the National Awards Program, to be held in Brandon, Manitoba November 14 – 20, 2011.
Nominate someone you know in Alberta/NWT by calling 403-224-2077. Closing date for nominations is Oct. 15, 2010.
For more information go to, or contact Carolynn Marshall at, by phone at 403-224-2077 or by Fax at 403-224-3150.