Nominations Sought For Outstanding Young Farmers – for Aug. 16, 2010

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OYF looking for excellence in agriculture

Nominations are now open for the Alberta/NWT region of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Program 2011.

Celebrating its 32nd year, Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Program is an annual competition to recognize farmers who exemplify excellence in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution of agriculture, and rural Canada. Demonstrating leadership in the agriculture 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.

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 Jan. 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 and 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.

For more information call 403-224-2077 or visit



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