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Canadian hundred dollar bills

Two $1,000 student scholarships available

Applications must be received by June 30

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications are now open for Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Memorial Scholarships. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Canadian agriculture students. One scholarship will go to an individual entering post-secondary education from high school, and one to an individual who has already completed at least one year of post-secondary study. Applicants must be pursuing a […] Read more

Marc and Hinke Therrien, chosen as Alberta’s Outstanding Young Farmers this month, will compete for the national title in November. 

Poultry farmers named Alberta’s Outstanding Young Farmers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Redwater poultry farmers Marc and Hinke Therrien are this year’s Outstanding Young Farmers for Alberta. The couple started their agriculture careers in the feed industry and Marc worked at a large broiler farm in order to gain hands-on farming experience. In 2012, they were offered the opportunity to run Pine Valley Family Farm, where they […] Read more


Young cattle producer from Provost wins OYF scholarship

Reading Time: < 1 minute Myles Butt of Provost is one of two recipients of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers memorial scholarships. Butt and Ontario’s Deanna Ringelberg will each receive $1,000 to support their post-secondary agricultural studies in Canada. Butt is a fourth-generation farmer, and his family grows 3,000 acres of crops and raises about 700 head of commercial beef cattle. […] Read more

Alberta farm family, the Stamps

Enchant couple honoured by Outstanding Young Farmers program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Enchant seed growers Marian and Richard Stamp were recently awarded the W.R. Motherwell award by Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers. The award recognizes outstanding service to an individual or couple dedicated to Canada’s OYF program. The Stamps were regional OYF winners in 1998 and since then have been dedicated supporters of the program. “Rick and Marian […] Read more