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National COYF cancelled for 2020

The national Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (COYF) event, previously scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in December this year, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. In a statement in the ‘Land Leader’, the official publication of the COYF program, Steve Cooper, the organization’s chair, said, “the Saskatchewan Hosting committee for the 2020 National Event advised […] Read more

Winners of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017 celebrated

National winners for Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer for 2017 were awarded on Dec. 1 to Derek & Tannis Axten of Axten Farms in Minton, Sask., and Véronique Bouchard & François Handfield of Ferme aux petits oignons at Mont-Tremblant, Que. “Once again, the seven regional finalists exceeded our expectations as innovative, forward thinking, young agricultural leaders.  […] Read more


The late Bob Ross


Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship created

Alberta producer Mike Kalisvaart pays tribute to 
business management expert and teacher

A new scholarship is being offered to farmers who want to improve their farm business management skills. The Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship offers free tuition to the CTEAM (Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management) program and up to $4,000 towards travel expenses. “Bob Ross was instrumental in the creation of CTEAM,” said Heather Broughton, […] Read more