Grain farmers Michael Kalisvaart and his wife, Karen Jansen, from Gibbons, Alberta, along with dairy farmers James and Amanda Kinsman from Berwick, Nova Scotia are Canada’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers.
Vice President of the West Luanne Lynn says seeing all the candidates who applied reaffirmed that agriculture has a bright future in Canada.
“When they always talk about how agriculture, how the producers are getting older but I think when you come to events such as this, you’ll see that there are great young farmers that are coming up and they are well known to the communities and provinces in different agricultural organizations,” said Lynn.
Lynn says the Outstanding Young Farmers program showcases the best of the best.
“This program is one that tries to seek out those pockets of excellence across the country that you might not normally be aware to everyone. And we seek them out and profile them and they become even stronger agricultural ambassadors for the country.”
She says she is really excited to see how this program has really grown into a very a prestigious award over the years.
For more on the program and nomination forms for next year’s competition click here.