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Carman crop farmers Outstanding Young Farmers for Manitoba

Feb. 18, 2014, Winnipeg, MB - Myron and Jill Krahn of Carman, Man. are the 2014 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for Manitoba. The diversified crop farmers are seed growers, operate a seed dealership and have on-site seed treatment system. They will represent Manitoba at the Outstanding Young Farmers national event later this year in Quebec City.

The Krahn's grow corn, soybeans, canola, cereal grains and grass seed on their farm, and produce seed for native grasses, cereal grains and soybeans. In 2009 they began a seed dealership for corn seed, later adding soybean and cereal seed to the offering. An on-site seed treating system was also added to complement the growing business.

The Krahn's, along with their two daughters Cadence and Keira, are busy off the farm as well, attending, volunteering and sponsoring numerous community events. Myron is the current chair of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association and is a director on the Pembina Consumers Co-op board.

Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers' program is an annual competition to recognize farmers that exemplify excellence in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution of agriculture. 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.

Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers for 2014 will be chosen at the National Event in Quebec City, Que. from November 26-30, 2014.