Nominations - Competition Description and Criteria
The Outstanding Young Farmers Competition is divided into two levels: Regional and National.
Individual(s) will first compete at a regional level, using the nomination form [124kb pdf]
provided by the Regional Executive. The application must be completed in full. Applications may be pre-judged by the local regional committee to arrive at a maximum of four finalists.
After Nomination is completed and accepted, a
completed financial statement is required at both the regional and
national levels. These records are held in complete confidence
only seen by the judges.
A 6-image power point of the finalist's operations are required to be presented at the Regional Event.
Along with a questionnaire to be filled out and returned to the Nominations Chair person.
Regional winner(s) will receive a trip to the National Event as guest of Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program. The 2015 national event is being held in Edmonton and 2016 will be hosted at Niagra Falls, Ontario. Nominations must be submitted by October 23, 2015.
Nominees may be an individual, couple or managing partner/shareholder of a farm group. Nominees may be two partners in a farming operation (i.e. brothers) who meet all the criteria requirements..
Nominee must be responsible for the majority of management decisions in operating the farm. The nominee must derive a minumum of two-thirds of gross revenue from farming and not have reached the age of 40 as of January 1 in the year of competition.
A letter of support (on formal letterhead) from a third party must accompany the application form at the regional level.