Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program (OYF) is a unique program designed to recognize farmers and farm couples who exemplify excellence in their profession.
The program was founded in 1979 by the Canadian Junior Chamber/Jay-cees and is open to farmers or couples who derive at least two-thirds of their income from farming operations.
The Ontario Region of the OYF is one of seven regional programs. Each region holds an event where local nominees are judged on specific criteria. All regional winners represent their areas at an annual national event where they compete to be named Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers. See our alumni for all our past regional and national winners.
Join us at the 2014 Event - March 24-26
The Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, is located at 50 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON, N1G 0A9. For maps, visit the hotel website at: www.deltaguelph.com.
1 Bedroom Deluxe Suites with a queen bed and a pull-out couch are available for a rate of $119.00/night. A limited number of rooms will be held at this price only until Wednesday March 5, 2014. Please call (519) 780-3700 of (800) 483-7812 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention that you’re with the Outstanding Young Farmers’ Convention. The Group Code is OUTSTANDING14.
You can also email the hotel directly to make your reservation at email@example.com. Again use the Group Code.
Tuesday March 25, 2014
Royal City Ballroom, Delta Guelph Hotel and Convention Centre
Reception: 5:30 pm
Banquet: 6:30 pm
Tickets $75 each
RSVP to Karen Daynard by March 18, 2014.
Dinner will be followed by a presentation from Dana and Adam Thatcher, the 2013 Ontario Winners, followed by presentations from the finalists.
The 2014 judges are Dr. Rob Gordon, Dean, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph; Ken Rounds, OYF Alumnus and Dr. Larry Martin, Agri-Food Management Excellence.
A breakfast will be held on Wednesday morning. Tickets for the breakfast are $25 each.
Alumni are asked to attend the Annual Meeting being held on Wednesday morning, following breakfast.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 WINNERS
Dana and Adam Thatcher, Thatcher Farms, Rockwood