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Nominate outstanding farmers under 40

A couple combining a picture-perfect dairy farm with local tourism. A young family running a traditional poultry operation with non-traditional beekeeping. Brothers focusing on fresh local food, managing livestock and grain with their butcher shop and commercial kitchen. What do these operations have in common? They are all run by farmers under 40, they all exemplify excellence in agriculture, and …

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Outstanding Young Farmers 2019 Winners

The two regional winners awarded with national recognition at the Outstanding Young Farmers 2019 annual event represent a variety of sectors in agriculture – from grain farming to dairy production, from beef cattle to forages and pedigreed seed. Both representatives focus on business excellence, environmental stewardship and on being active participants in the communities in which they live and work. …

Luanne & Philip Lynn

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Advocate for Agriculture

As an Outstanding Young Farmer alumnus, Luanne Lynn knows what it’s like to prepare for the upcoming National Recognition event. Fourteen years ago, as the Regional representatives from Ontario, Lynn and her husband told the story of their feedlot and crop operation to a judging panel at the event in Halifax. They’ve continued sharing their story with young farmers across …

Alberta/NWT - Outstanding Young Farmers - 2019

3-In-1 Business Model Leads To Farmers’ Success

Kirriemuir, Alberta farmers Dallas Vert and Natasha Pospisil understand the meaning of diversification. They have built their business not just on diversification of their crop, but they have also diversified their farm operation into three parts in order to spread their business risk, their time and their resources. Their success in doing so was recognized this year when they were …