We are the Outstanding young farmers 2011 for BC & Yukon region. We would like to thank our CSA members, our market customers, our market volunteers, our farm apprentices, the farmers markets and our families for their continued support and appreciation of what we do.
We will be going to Brandon Manitoba in November 2011 to represent the BC & Yukon region at the national outstanding young farmer of the year event. We are excited to represent the Organic and farmers market industries.
What is the Outstanding Young Farmers Program?
Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is designed to recognize young farmers that exemplify excellence in their profession. Eligible nominees must be farm operators between the ages of 18 and 39 who derive a minimum of two-thirds of their income from their farm operations. Each year one farming couple is selected from each of the program’s seven Regional Recognition Events to represent their respective region at the National Recognition Event. At the National Event, the seven honourees are recognized for their achievements and judged by a distinguished panel of judges using the following criteria:
Progress made during their farming career
Maximum utilization of soil, water and energy conservation practices
Crop and livestock production history
Financial and management practices
Contributions to the well-being of the community, province and nation
Each year, two of the seven honourees are chosen by the judges as Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers.
In the picture are (l-r) Canada's Outstanding Young Farmer program western vice-president Derek Janzen, BC OYF regional chair Suzanne Cuthbert, 2011 BC Outstanding Young Farmers Kevin and Annamarie Klippenstein and BC Minister of Agriculture Ben Stewart.
Outstanding Young Farmers 2011
250 499 2050
2200 Ferko Rd.,
Cawston, BC, V0X 1C2
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