Current Winners

Congratulations to this years’ OYF Alberta Region award winners!

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ program is an annual competition to recognize farmers that exemplify excellence in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution of agriculture. Every year this event brings recognition to outstanding farm couples in Canada between 18 and 39 years of age who have exemplified excellence in their profession while fostering better urban-rural relations.

To read how this years’ Alberta award winners exemplify the ideals of our program, scroll below. To read about our current National Award winners, click here.

Alberta’s 2020 Outstanding Young Farmers:

 Rolf & Mary Van Benthem

Rolf & Mary Van Benthem, are the owners and operators of  Van Benthem Dairy, a dairy operation located near Spruceview, Alberta.

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Past Winners

2019 Winners

Dallas Vert & Natasha Pospisil,  Kirriemuire,  AB

Read 2019 Press Release

2018 Winners

Craig & Jinel Ference,  Kirriemuire,  AB

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2017 Winners

Marc & Hinke Therrien,  Redwater,  AB

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2016 Winners

Kristin & Shane Schooten,  Diamond City,  AB

Read 2016 Press Release

2015 Alberta Winners

Patrick & Cherylynn Bos, Ponoka, AB

Read 2015 Press Release

2014 Alberta Winners

Nicole & Richard Brousseau, St Paul, AB

Read 2014 Press Release