Nominate someone for the Yukon Agriculture Award

We give the Yukon Agriculture Award every year to an agri-food producer or someone who's done a lot for the Yukon’s agriculture.

This award is formerly known as the Farmer of the Year Award. We’ve updated the name to be more inclusive and broaden who is recognized for their contribution to the agriculture industry.  

Eligibility

You can nominate 1 person or a group of people.

  • An individual farmer;
  • A farm family;
  • An agri-food producer and processor; or
  • A farming advocate.

Deadline

All nominations must be received by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Submit your nomination

  1. Write your nomination.
    • Include details on:
      • how they contribute to or support agriculture; 
      • how they contribute to enhancing public trust and confidence in the Yukon’s agriculture;
      • how long they’ve been supporting agriculture;
      • how their activities or projects are noteworthy;
      • how they’ve volunteered for the agriculture community or farm organizations; or
      • how they’ve shared their knowledge, skills and experiences within the agriculture community.
  2. Submit your nomination to the Agriculture Branch.
    In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building, 300 Main Street, Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: agriculture@yukon.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Receiving the award

This year’s winner was Yukon Gardens’ Lorne Metropolit. Congratulations!

We announced the award recipient on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, on Canada’s Agriculture Day.