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Seeking Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmers


November 4, 2010
By Dave Harrison

Nov. 4, 2010, Guelph, Ont. – Do you know an Outstanding Young Farmer in Ontario?

Nov. 4, 2010, Guelph, Ont. – Do you know an Outstanding Young Farmer in Ontario?

Celebrating its 31st year, Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ program
is an annual competition to recognize young farmers who exemplify
excellence in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution
of agriculture, and rural Canada. Nominees may be individuals, partners or couples who derive a minimum of two-thirds of their gross revenue from farming and are under the age of 40 as of Jan. 1 in the year of competition.

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Nomination forms can be downloaded from the OOYF website at www.oyfontario.ca and must be received by Dec. 15, 2010.

Over the years, greenhouse growers have done quite well in OYF competitions.

Demonstrating leadership in the agricultural industry, nominees are judged according to the following criteria:
• Progress made in their agriculture career.
• Environmental and safety practices.
• Crop and livestock production history.
• Financial and management practices.
• Contributions to the well-being of their community, province and nation.

The 2011 winner will be selected at the Ontario regional event being held at the Ajax Convention Centre from March 11-13. They will then represent Ontario at the National Awards Program to be held in Manitoba in November.

OOYF is proudly sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited, TD Canada Trust, Syngenta, Better Farming, Conservation Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and GROWMARK. 
 
The national competition is sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bayer Crop Science, CIBC and John Deere. 


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