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From left to right: This year’s Outstanding Young Farmers finalists Roelof and Mary van Benthem; 
winning couple Jinel and Craig Ference; and Celeste and Craig Christensen.

Outstanding Young Farmer got an early start

Giving young people a chance to learn and grow has become a tradition on Double F Farms

Passing the torch to the next generation is often the greatest challenge faced by farm families. But the way the Ference family met that challenge is a big reason why Craig and Jinel Ference were recently named co-winners of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer award. “It was such an interesting group because we’re all in different […] Read more

From left to right: This year’s Outstanding Young Farmers finalists Roelof and Mary van Benthem; 
winning couple Jinel and Craig Ference; and Celeste and Craig Christensen.

Kirriemuir producers named top young farmers

Alberta’s newest Outstanding Young Farmers don’t really see themselves as special. They see themselves as lucky. “We’re not extraordinary by any means,” said Craig Ference of Double F Farms near Kirriemuir. “We’re just doing what we love. We’re very fortunate to be Alberta farmers.” But luck had nothing to do with the Ferences’ recent win […] Read more