Red Deer, AB (Feb.8, 2020)–Alumni and industry gathered to honour Roelof and Mary van Benthem, owners of van Benthem Dairy, located at Spruceview, AB, as Alberta/NWT’s 2020 Outstanding Young Farmers. The winners were announced at the Alberta regional event held in Red Deer, Alberta on February 6-7th. Roelof moved to Canada in 2000 and spent [...]
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Winnipeg MB (December 18, 2018) – Vegetable Growers from Innisfail and Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) alumni from Alberta, Rod & Shelley Bradshaw were recently honoured as recipients of the 2018 W.R. Motherwell Award by Canada's OYF program. The award was presented to the couple at the national event in Winnipeg last week. Alberta alumni members [...]
Red Deer, AB (Feb. 12, 2019) – More than 75 people gathered to honour Dallas Vert and Natasha Pospisil owners of Conquest Agro Services Ltd located at Kirriemuir, AB as Alberta/NWT’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2019. The winners were announced at the Alberta regional event held at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Red Deer, [...]
For immediate release Olds, AB (Feb. 12, 2018) – More than 60 people gathered to honour fourth generation farmers Craig & Jinel Ference of Double F Farms located at Kirriemuir as Alberta’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2018. The winners were announced at the Alberta regional event held at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, [...]
St. Paul dairy farmers and 2014 OYF alumni, Richard and Nicole Brousseau, are featured in an article for the September 2017 edition of Country guide about their succession plan for their farm. Click here to read the article.
For immediate release. Olds, AB (Feb. 16, 2017) – More than 50 people gathered to honour poultry farmers Marc & Hinke Therrien of Redwater, AB as Alberta’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017. The winners were announced at the Alberta regional event held at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, AB on Feb. 10. Marc & Hinke both started [...]
Shane and Kristin Schooten chosen as Alberta and Northwest Territories Outstanding Young Farmers for 2016
For immediate release Banff, AB (February 9, 2016) – Feedlot operators Shane and Kristin Schooten of Diamond City, AB, were named the 2016 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Alberta and Northwest Territories Region at the annual awards event on February 5. Shane and Kristin work alongside his family operating Schooten & Sons Custom Feedyard [...]
For immediate release Banff, AB [February 11, 2015] –Patrick and Cherylynn Bos of Bos Farm and Rock Ridge Dairy were recently chosen as the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for the Alberta/NWT region at a recent OYF event in Banff, Alberta. The Ponoka-area farm couple will represent the region at the Outstanding Young Farmers national [...]
For immediate release Richard and Nicole operate a dairy farm under the name Moo-Lait Family Farm near St. Paul, along with Nicole’s parents. They have three children, Ethan, age 10, Cassie, age 8 and Emery, age 6. Richard and Nicole started their farming operation with the help from her parent’s Bert and Yvonne Poulin. Prior [...]
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