Six farm operators vie for OYF

Staff / Six farm operators are vying to represent Manitoba at the national Outstanding Young Farmer competition in Regina later this year.

The Manitoba nominees are: Bryce Lobreau of Pipestone; Allan and Carolyn Nykoliation of Crandall; Tyler and Dorelle Fulton of Birtle; Danny Gerrard of Oak River; Brett Sheffield of Pilot Mound; Steven Boaerchers and Ellen Gorter of Beausejour.

The Manitoba division will hold its awards banquet Feb. 23 at the Elk Horn Resort in Onanole.

Open to participants 18 to 39 years of age, making the majority of income from on-farm sources, participants are selected from seven regions across Canada, with two national winners chosen each year. The program is sponsored nationally by CIBC, John Deere, Bayer CropScience, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and supported nationally by AdFarm and Farm Management Canada.

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