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

We are not currently accepting applications.

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 am to 4:30 pm.
    Email: agriculture@yukon.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Receiving the award

We have two winners for the 2022 Yukon Agriculture Award! Congratulations to Lastraw Ranch’s Megan Waterman and Klondike Valley Nursery’s John Lenart and Kim Melton.

Yukon Agriculture Award

2021 – Lorne Metropolit, Yukon Gardens (awarded in February 2022)

Farmer of the Year Award

2020 – Mario Ley and Dionne Laybourne, Can Do Farm

2019 – Sarah Ouellette, Sarah’s Harvest

2018 – Jackie and Scott Dickson, Takhini River Ranch

2017 – Mike and Syliva Blumenschien

2016 – Brynn and Marie Johnson, Naturally Northern Meats

2015 – Kate Mechan and Bart Bounds, Elemental Farm

2014 – Rolland and Mary Girouard, Rivendell Farm

2013 – Wayne and Allison Grove, El Doraldo Game Ranch

2012 – Steve and Bonnie Mackenzie-Grieve, Yukon Grain Farm

2011 – Lucy and Jack Vogt, Vogt Enterprises

2010 – Alice Boland, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Greenhouse

2009 – Grant Dowdell and Karen Digby, The Dowdell & Digby Farm

2008 – Ralph and Norma Mease, Minto Bridge Farms

2007 – Brian Lendrum and Susan Ross, LendrumRoss Farm

2006 – Tom and Simone Rudge, Aurora Mountain Farm

2005 – Mike and Sylvia Blumenschein

2004 – Steve and Bonnie Mackenzie-Grieve, Yukon Grain Farm

2003 – Barb and Bill Drury, Circle D Ranch

2002 – Garret Gillespie and Heidi Marion, Wild Blue Yonder

2001 – Dave and Tracy Andrew,  Rafter ‘A’ Ranch

2000 – Rod and Enid Tait, R. M. Tait Farming

Farmer of the Century Award

1999 – Bradley Family, Pelly River Ranch