Atlantic Outstanding Young Farmers Program

Do You Know a Young Farmer Deserving Recognition?

Credit unions recognize the importance of farmers and farm co-operatives to our economy and communities here in Atlantic Canada. In celebrating the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives (IYC), we are pleased to provide information on an exciting program aimed at recognizing excellence in the farming community.

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) Program. 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 January 1 in the year of competition. The Atlantic regional event for Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program will be hosted in Moncton, NB on March 7-9, 2013 in conjunction with the Atlantic Farm Mechanization Show.

Atlantic Outstanding Young Farmers strive to recognize excellence in Atlantic Canada and showcase exemplary young farmers from the region. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2012. (If it is your wish, nominators will be highlighted at the Gala Banquet.)

Click here to download more information / nomination form. Nominations are to be submitted to:

Atlantic OYF
Nomination Chair
553 Marsh Road
Annapolis Royal, NS   B0S 1A0

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Jennifer Bishop by email at or by phone at (902) 532-2782.