Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is very fortunate to have the long-standing support of four key national sponsors – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bayer, CIBC and John Deere Canada ULC. These partners provide vital resources to run our program, and we are grateful for their continued support. OYF would also like to recognize the national support provided by AdFarm and Farm Management Canada.

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National Sponsors

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada is known for its excellence and innovation in agriculture. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is the federal government department that works to support a secure and prosperous future for Canada’s agricultural sector. AAFC works closely with the provinces and with other stakeholders, developing policies and programs to ensure our food system is safe, our environment is protected, and that we continue to show innovation in seizing new agriculture and agri-food opportunities in the twenty-first century.

AAFC is proud to support Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program in recognizing the achievements of a new generation of farmers. The program celebrates the successes of deserving individuals, highlights to Canadians the importance of farming in their nation’s economy, and encourages other hardworking young farmers across Canada to show innovation in their approaches and leadership in their industry. Like AAFC, the OYF program is committed to a bright future for farming in this country.

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Bayer is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture.

Bayer is proud to be associated with Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers. Canadian agriculture needs business people of the calibre of OYF to lead the industry into the next century, recognizing that leadership enhances the image of agriculture in these times of challenges and change.

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CIBC Agriculture Services

We know agriculture clients need a bank that understands their unique business needs, including production cycles, market changes, and consumer demands. CIBC can help with information and advice backed by financial solutions customized to the specifics of agriculture businesses.

We have a strong tradition of supporting Canada’s farmers, with more than 150 years of agriculture experience. Let us put our experience to work for you!  Whether you need a loan to buy equipment, expand your agriculture business or you want financial planning and investment advice, our experienced team of advisors can help you find the right solutions.

CIBC is proud to support Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers program, which recognizes some of the best young farmers across the country each year. CIBC is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed and the winners of this competition are true entrepreneurs with a strong commitment to excellence.

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John Deere

John Deere

John Deere Canada ULC has been a National sponsor of  the Outstanding Young Farmers Program since 1984.The program, which is designed to recognize farm couples that exemplify excellence in their profession is important to John Deere. We believe the future of agriculture in Canada is bright and, to keep it strong and growing, it is essential that young farmers are offered encouragement and recognition. The OYF program not only does that effectively but also provides a venue for farmers across the country, current nominees and alumni, to get to know one another socially and also trade best business practices. It’s a pleasure for us to be associated with such a great group of people.

John Deere Canada ULC is the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment; a leading supplier of equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care; and a major manufacturer of construction equipment. Additionally, John Deere manufactures engines used in heavy equipment and provides financial services and other related activities that support the core businesses. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has established a heritage of quality products and services providing performance that endures to customers worldwide

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National Media Sponsor



Annex Business Media is Canada’s largest privately held business-to-business media company, serving its dedicated communities (more than 60 in fact) in print, through news-driven websites, via regularly distributed e-Newsletters, on social media, at our own live events, and eventually in other ways we haven’t even thought of yet.

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National Supporters



AdFarm is one of North America’s largest marketing and communications agencies focused exclusively on agriculture, with locations in Calgary, Guelph, Kansas City, Sacramento, Des Moines and Fargo. In 2004, we were recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Our purpose is to be a catalyst for the advancement of agriculture. And we are privileged to be part of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ Program, recognizing young leaders with the energy and commitment to strengthen Canada’s position in this rapidly changing global industry.

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BDO has over 90 years of experience providing value-added assurance, accounting, tax and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. BDO is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada with our strengths firmly rooted in the communities we serve.

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A national umbrella for Canadian farm business management activity, Farm Management Canada (FMC) is the only organization devoted exclusively to the development and delivery of advanced business management information, tools and resources to position Canada’s farmers for success. FMC partners with industry stakeholders including governments, public and private sector organizations, and farm and commodity associations to promote and foster the development of excellence in Canada’s agricultural sector.

We believe…the success of any farm enterprise, regardless of size, geography, or commodity is directly related to the farm business management skills and practices of the farm manager.

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OYF also gratefully acknowledges support and sponsorship provided at a local level for events held in the seven OYF regions across Canada.