There is still time to nominate someone for the 2018 Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers' program.
Nominees may be an individual, couple or managing partner of a farm group. To qualify, they must be under the age of 40 and earn at least two-thirds of their gross revenue from farming. The 2017 award went to Derek and Tanis Axten from Minton, SK. (pictured above)
The deadline is February 15th. More information is contained in the following news release:
Celebrating its 38th year, 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, and rural Canada. 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, nation
The 2018 winner will be selected at the Saskatchewan regional event being held in Regina from June 20-21.
The winner will be announced at a luncheon on June 21st at Canada's Farm Progress Show. They will then represent Saskatchewan at the National Awards Program, to be held in Winnipeg, MB in November.
The 2017 Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers, Derek and Tannis Axten, represented Saskatchewan at the National Event held last November in Penticton, BC. They were selected as one of the two winners at the National Event as well!
Thank you so much to all of our regional sponsors who help us run this event every year!
Charter Sponsors: Farm Credit Canada, Federated Co-Operatives Ltd., Pattison Agriculture Platinum Plus Sponsor: Crop Production Services Platinum sponsors: Canada West Harvest Center, CHS Canada Inc. Hammond Realty, MNP, Monsanto, Sask Canola, Sask Egg Producers, Saskachewan Ministry of Agriculture, Star Egg, Viterra, WC Farm Progress Show / Evraz Place, West Country Photo, The Western Producer Gold sponsors: APAS, Cervus Equipment, Chicken Farmers Of Saskatchewan, Landmark Feeds, MMFI, Richardson Pioneer, Saskatchewan' s Cattlemen Association, Sask Flax, Sask Milk, Sask Pork, Sask Pulse