Y We Farm Video Contest
A young farmer video competition
Win a trip to the Agricultural Excellence Conference!
Attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg this fall, all expenses paid! Clear your calendar for November 26 to 28, 2018.
Win a trip to the Agricultural Excellence Conference! Attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg this fall, all expenses paid. Clear your calendar for November 26 to 28, 2018. About the Competition Young farmers (persons aged 20-40 actively involved on a farm) from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a western Prairie fall adventure. Winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the interactive Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. To Enter Contestants must produce a video, one minute or less, based on the theme:
Contestants are encouraged to be creative with their video submission (i.e. tape your video outdoors on your farm, interview others, etc). The videos will be vetted, posted on the FMC YouTube channel and judged on presentation style and content relevance. Video Requirements Your video entry must be:
- One minute or less in length
- Titled “Y WE FARM – A Young Farmer Video Competition”
- The contestant must make an appearance in the video.
All entries become the property of Farm Management Canada, which assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries. By submitting your contribution to Farm Management Canada, you agree to and thereby waive any and all moral rights that exist in your contribution to the Contest and any derived works made there from. Also, if you are chosen as the winner, you will be asked to sign a complete disclaimer to be able to obtain your prize. Prize An all-expense paid trip to attend the Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba this fall. Expenses covered include your travel to and from Winnipeg, Conference Registration, a meal stipend, and your accommodations.
Selection of winners Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Quality and creativity of the video submitted
- Logic and coherent flow of ideas, which must be relevant to the theme of the competition
- Delivery of presentation
- Compliance with eligibility criteria
Deadline for receipt of entries – October 19, 2018
Farm Management Canada must receive the completed application form and video submission no later than October 19, 2018. The names of the winners will be announced in October 2018.
- Contestant must be between the ages of 20 and 40 as of January 1, 2018
- Contestant must complete the application form included;
- Contestant must be involved in the Canadian agricultural industry;
- Contestant must reside in Canada;
- Contestant must submit a video, 1 minute in length, on the theme: If you could tell a consumer one thing, what would it be?
- Contestant must make an appearance in their video submission.
Winner may be required to provide proof of residence in Canada and their age at time of winning (20-40) in order to obtain the prize.
Sponsorship Prize sponsored by:
For more information, contact:
Farm Management Canada
613-237-9060 x32 or 1-888-232-3262 x32
Excellence Award for Agricultural Students
Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are proud to announce the launch of the 2018-19 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students. The award was designed to encourage students to improve their critical thinking, communication and leadership skills through a national competition.
How to Apply
FMC and CADAP are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and awards the winner(s) with scholarships towards furthering their education in agriculture. First place stands to win $1,500!
The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a subject related to farm management.
This year, students were asked to submit a multimedia presentation, a video, a Twitter chat, a blog or a Wiki, responding to the following question:
How can agriculture bridge the increasing rural and urban divide?
Students have a variety of options to choose from when deciding the best way to participate. Students may answer the question by creating and submitting a:
- 3 to 5 minute Multimedia Presentation (with audio) or Video
- 30 to 60 minute Twitter Chat (Twitter discussion on the topic held at a specific time with a specific hashtag)
- Blog or Wiki
Selection of winners
A panel selected a winner based on the following criteria:
- Quality of the presentation, whether it be audio-video or written
- Quality of the content
- Presentation skills and/or written skills
- Logic and coherent flow of ideas that are relevant to the theme of this year’s competition
- Ability to reach the desired audience
- Compliance with eligibility criteria
- Points will be deducted for going over or under the allotted time (3-5 minutes for Multimedia or Video and 30 to 60 minutes for Twitter Chats)
- Applicants must be at least 16 years of age as of 31 December 2018, and they must be enrolled in an agriculture program at a recognized post secondary educational institution at the college or undergraduate level;
- Applicants must complete the application form included, approved by a professor or teacher from the educational institution;
- Applicants must provide proof of enrollment at an educational institution in a field related to agriculture or to agri food (you can complete an application form even if you have submitted an application for admission and have not yet received a reply. However, if your application is accepted, you will need to provide a copy of your acceptance letter);
- Applicants must reside in Canada
Deadline for receipt of entries
The deadline for completed application is May 3, 2019.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017-2018 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students! The deadline for submissions was Sunday, May 6. The winner of the 2017-2018 Excellence Award for Ag Students is: David MacTaggart University of Saskatchewan, SK Congratulations to David!
Click on a name to view their winning submission.
In 2017-18, students were asked the following question:
What aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should be addressed and amended in the current negotiations that will benefit Canada’s agriculture sector?
David MacTaggart University of Saskatchewan, SK
In 2016-2017, students were asked the following question: What top 3 priorities should Canada’s agricultural industry focus on in order to be a leading agricultural body going forward? How will you, as a new graduate, positively contribute to these priorities?
- Shanthanu Krishna Kumar University of Guelph, ON
- Jasmin Bautz University of Saskatchewan, SK
- William Lacasse Institut de Technologie Agroalimentaire, campus de La Pocatière, QC
In 2015-2016, students were asked the following question:
What top 3 priorities should Canada’s agricultural industry focus on in order to be a leading agricultural body going forward? How will you, as a new graduate, positively contribute to these priorities? The winners for 2015-2016 were:
- Tomina Jackson University of Saskatchewan, SK
- Jessica Thompson Maryfield School, SK
- Laurie Laliberté Université Laval, QC
In 2014-2015, students were asked the following question: How can the agricultural industry best support young farmers looking to succeed in an ever-competitive and complex global marketplace? The winners for 2014-2015 were:
- Christopher Manchur, University of Manitoba, MB
- Samuel Bergeron, Cégep de Victoriaville, QC
- Robyn McCallum (blog removed) Dalhousie University, NS
In 2013-2014, students were asked the following question:
“What key skills has your educational institution taught you about farm management that will be most useful in your career? Please explain why these are important.”
The 2013-2014 winners were:
- Carolyn Wilson, Dalhousie University, NS
- Deanna Ringelberg, University of Guelph, ON
- Curtis Bergen, University of Saskatchewan, SK
In 2012-2013, the students were asked the following question:
“Why is innovation an important aspect of a farm’s success? How can farm business management be innovative? Please provide examples.”
The 2012-2013 winners were:
- Rachel Dionne, McGill University, QC
- Brock Leavins, Lethbridge University, AB
- Arie Muilwijk, Lethbridge University, AB
In 2010-2011 the students were asked the following question:
“What is the importance of lifelong learning to meet the business management requirements of an increasingly complex agricultural industry, and how can farm managers integrate learning opportunities into their hectic schedules?”
The 2011-2012 winners were:
- Angela Alder, Stettler. AB (Lethbridge College – Agriculture Technology Program)
- Natalie Forest – Coaldale, AB (Lethbridge College – Agriculture Technology Program)
- Tessa Nybo – Sundre, AB (Olds College – Agriculture Management Program)
In 2010-2011 the students were asked the following question:
“As a future farm manager, how will you balance the environmental stewardship necessary for the safeguarding of our water, air and soil with the need to be productive and competitive in a global economy?”
The 2010-2011 winners were:
- Gabriel Gosselin (Institut de technologie agroalimentaire – Campus de La Pocatière, QC)
- Jessica Harbers (Lethbridge College, AB)
- Mathieu Ouellette (Université Laval, QC)
In 2009-2010 the students were asked the following question: “How do changing consumer trends affect farm management responsibilities and styles?” The 2009-2010 winners were:
- Kendra Laing (University of Saskatchewan)
- Philippe Langlois (Institut de technologie agroalimentaire)
- Améillie Sirois LeClerc (McGill University)
- Alexandra Fournier Lupien (Collége Lionel-Groulx)
- Elizabeth Schouten (University of Guelph)
In 2008-2009 the students were asked the following question: “Starting a farm in Canada is no easy task these days. What are some innovative ways for the next generation of farmers to get into farming?” The 2008-2009 winners were:
- Geneviève Arseneault, Université Laval, Agroéconomie
- Christina Crowley, University of Guelph, Agricultural Business
- Jacques Gaudet, Cégep de Victoriaville, Gestion et exploitation d’entreprise agricole (horticulture biologique)
- Emma Holmes, University of British Columbia, Global Resource Systems – sustainable agriculture
- Kevin Robson, University of Guelph, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, crop science
For more information, contact:
Farm Management Canada
613-237-9060 x 24 or 1-888-232-3262 x 24
Bob Ross Scholarship
CTEAM stands for Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management and is run by Agri-food Management Excellence. During the program, farmers learn detailed financial, marketing and human relations management skills, using their own operation as a case study.
Robert (Bob) Ross was instrumental in guiding the CTEAM program, inspiring and encouraging farm management excellence across Canada through his leadership and passion for the agricultural community. Bob fought a courageous battle with cancer, passing in March 2014.
As a tribute to his passion, leadership and legacy, Agri-Food Management Excellence, Farm Management Canada, Family Farms Group and the Ross Family, along with an additional private contributor this year, established the Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship program, rewarding two farmers with the opportunity to participate in the CTEAM program and continue on a path towards excellence, as inspired by Canada’s leading experts and a one-of-a-kind support network of peers and colleagues.
Heather Broughton, Principal
Wilson Loree Award
- have made significant contributions in the area of business management regionally or nationally;
- have demonstrated innovation in areas such as turning research into practical management tools, adapting best practices from other sectors to agriculture, and finding new ways to deliver training, information and resources to farm managers;
- have served as a role model and a mentor to colleagues, partners and clients, inspiring them to achieve their full potential;
- have demonstrated the ability to network and develop partnerships to include others in furthering the shared goals and vision of the agriculture industry
Nominations are required by October 5, 2018. FMC Staff and Board members are not eligible for the award. The winner will be revealed during the Agricultural Excellence Conference on Monday November 26th. All are welcome to attend. Do you know someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in farm business management practices and expertise in Canada? Nominate them for the Wilson Loree Award today!
- 2017 – Darrell Wade, Ontario
- 2016 – Merle Good, Alberta
- 2015 – Terry Betke, Manitoba
- 2014 – Peter VanderZaag,Ontario
- 2013 – Jean-Philippe Perrier, Quebec
- 2012 – Lyle Staveness,Saskatchewan
- 2011 – Dr. Larry Martin, Ontario
- 2010 – Brian Little,Ontario
- 2009 – George Geldart, British Columbia
- 2008 – Raymond Levallois, Quebec
- 2007 – Marcel Couture, agr., Quebec
- 2006 – Ian Hall, Alberta
- 2005 – The Team of Farm Management Instructors from the School of Agriculture, University of Manitoba
- 2004 – Dr. Len Bauer, Alberta
- 2003 – Fédération des groupes conseils agricoles du Québec
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP): Cost-Share Funding Programs for Cultivating Management Excellence
Updated July 13, 2018
Click here for a listing of the cost-share funding programs offered by the Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Agriculture for farmers, agricultural associations and agribusiness. The list is limited to cost-shared funding specific to farm business management.
Other Scholarships and Awards
- Alberta Indian Investment Corporation – Senator James Gladstone Memorial Scholarship
- Angelo and Frank Agro Undergraduate Scholarship
- BC Cattlemen’s Association Bursary
- Brigadier W.N. Bostock Memorial Research Grant
- Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Travel Grants
- Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation Scholarship
- Canadian Junior Hereford Association “Future of the Breed” Scholarship
- Canadian Western Agribition Scholarship
- Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship
- Dykeview Farms Ltd. Scholarship
- Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship
- Farm Management Canada Excellence Awards for Agricultural Students
- Ginty Jocius Journey of Growth Travel Grant
- Gord Bennett Memorial and Class of O.A.C. ’43 Bursary
- Gwen Karr Memorial Bursary
- Gung Loy Jim Scholarship
- Heimbecker Scholarship in Entrepreneurship
- James MacMillan Memorial Scholarship
- John Deere Foundation of Canada Scholarship
- Kings County Federation of Agriculture Bursary
- Martin Riedemann Annual Bursary
- Monsanto Canada Inc. ‘Flourish’ Scholarship
- Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund Scholarship
- Outstanding Young Farmers Scholarship
- Ontario Business Educators Association – Cathy Pitt Memorial Scholarship
- RBC Dominion Securities – Criterion Capital Group
- The Canadian Western Agribition Scholarship Program
- The Maritime Dairy Industry Award
- Tronia Systems Scholarship
- W.T. Ewen Entrance Scholarship
Canadian Farmers are world leaders for a sustainable future through farm business management excellence.
To cultivate excellent Canadian farm business management, through awareness and adoption of beneficial management practices.