Stewart Skinner and Jessica Kelly have been named Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2023. They own and operate Imani Farms at Listowel, an organic hog and grain farm, producing approximately 25,000 hogs per year for conventional and niche markets. Imani produces pigs under three different systems — conventional, certified humane, and certified organic, as well… Read More

The third-generation family at Leguee Farms near Fillmore, Sask., were named Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2023 in Regina this week. Jake Leguee, Sarah Leguee, and Erik Nikolejsin received the recognition at the provincial OYF event held in conjunction with Canada’s Farm Show. Leguee Farms was established in 1956, when grandparents Don and Elsie Leguee… Read More

An organic farming couple from Saskatchewan and a pair of dairy farming brothers from Quebec have been named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2022. Cody Straza and Allison Squires, who operate Upland Organics, and brothers Étienne Lessard and Guillaume Lessard, who farm together under Ferme Holdream Inc., were chosen from the field of seven nominees… Read More

Canada’s young farmers are helping to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector through their leadership and innovative contributions, which is why the federal government has announced up to $2.1 million for three organizations to support development opportunities for Canadian youth in agriculture. With funds under the AgriCompetitiveness Program, these organizations will deliver important programming and… Read More

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is hosting its virtual conference on December 4, starting with their annual meeting and featuring guest speakers focused on looking ahead to what the next big opportunities and challenges are for Canadian agriculture. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney is also a part of the event as a keynote speaker, presenting on “5… Read More

In an effort to support the growing agriculture industry, more than $700,000 will be given to two programs that support leadership among young Canadian farmers. The Canadian Young Farmers Forum (CYFF) will receive $616,627 while Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program will receive $100,925. The money, announced on Wednesday, falls under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriCompetiveness… Read More


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