Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is very fortunate to have support from five key national partners – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bayer, CIBC, John Deere Canada ULC and La Coop Fédérée. These partners provide vital resources to run our program, and we are grateful for their continued support. We would also like to recognize the media sponsorship of Annex and national support provided by AdFarm, BDO and Farm Management Canada.
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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.
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.
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.
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
La Coop Fédérée
As a new partner to Outstanding Young Farmer Program, La Coop fédérée is the largest agri-food enterprise in Quebec and it is the 24th largest agri-food cooperative in the world. La Coop fédérée represents more than 120,000 members, producers and consumers grouped into nearly 70 cooperatives with operations located across Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
Its Mission: Rooted in the agricultural community and leveraging its collective strengths, La Coop fédérée contributes to feeding the world by :
- Developing an integrated cooperative network that supplies professional grade products and services, owned and managed by member agricultural producers;
- Operating a network of complementary enterprises which are controlled by the members and affiliates and generate competitive profits, particularly in the hardware, energy, and meat processing sectors;
- Enabling member producers to be part of the democratic coordination of the value-added production chain in which they are involved;
- Encouraging cooperative education and by bringing cooperative values to life.
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.
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.
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.
FARM MANAGEMENT CANADA
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.
OYF also gratefully acknowledges support and sponsorship provided at a local level for events held in the seven OYF regions across Canada.