Though the Alberta’s representative in the Canadian 2012 Outstanding Young Farmers Program may already have already been selected, the deadline for the 2013 program is fast approaching. Robert and Angela Semeniuk of Smoky Lake were chosen to represent the Alberta region at the national awards program in Charlottetown, P.E.I., from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. There they will compete for the 2012 national honours. The nominees were selected according to the progress made in their agricultural career, environmental and safety practices, crop and livestock production history, financial and management practices and their contributions to the well-being of the community, province and nation. However, nominations for the 2013 finalists will close on Oct. 26 this year and the program is asking for submissions. To qualify, the farmer must be under the age of 40. To nominate a farmer for the Outstanding Young Farmers Program, check out the website at www.oyfalberta.com, or call program co-ordinator Karilynn Marshall at 403-224-2077 or email at email@example.com.