CYSFA Competition


The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) Board of Directors would like to recognize their sponsors for their generous support and contribution.

DATE: Saturday November 4, 2023

TIME: 9:00 AM

LOCATION - SENIORS: Presentation Theatre

LOCATION - JUNIORS: Salon 108 A & B, adjacent to theatre

Competition Information

Entry Deadline: Friday September 29, 2023

Entry Fees: $20 - Juniors, $40 - Seniors.

How to Enter: Applications for the competition can be compeleted online through the website at

2023 Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board: D.E. (Ted) Young
April Stewart
Vice Chair
: Gerry Sullivan
Honorary President:
John J. MacDonald
Treasurer/Registrar: Anne McGhee
Youth Represenative: Lydia Parker
Administrative Assistant:
Pat Dares
CYSA Contact:
D.E. Ted Young,, 519-546-5053


    Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition



    Junior Young Speakers For Agriculture Competition


    Senior Young Speakers For Agriculture Competition

    2023 CYSA Competition Sponsors

    CYSA 2023 is funded in part by Canadian Agricultrual Partnership

    Farm Credit Canada
    Johnson Insurance
    Kahntact Marketing
    The Royal Agricultrual Winter Fair

    Johnson Home+ Auto+ Travel Insurance
    University of Guelph, Ontario Agriculture College

    Aqua Sol constructors
    Maxwell Law
    The Language Studio Inc.

    *Additional sponsors may be acknowledged on competition day, but at the time of this printing thier sponsorship had not been recieved.


    The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, in partnership with 4-H Canada, is pleased to offer the Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary to a senior 4-H member in Canada with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to attend The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

    Jack Pemberton was a Past President and Honourary Life Governor of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Mr. Pemberton created this opportunity to travel to Toronto to visit The Royal firsthand, as he felt it is a wonderful experience for anyone who is interested in agriculture.

    The 101st Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs from November 3 to 12, 2023.

    The successful applicant will be awarded a $3,000 bursary.

    • $2,250 of the funds will be used to cover the cost of travel to and within Toronto (airfare and all transportation between the airport, hotel, and The Royal grounds).
    • $750 as a bursary award towards the recipient’s post-secondary education.

    In memory of Mr. Pemberton, The Royal will provide General Admission passes and up to three nights of accommodation (double occupancy), for the winner and a guest. The Royal staff will also provide a suggested itinerary of events to attend, including some VIP opportunities. The itinerary will be put together based on the interests expressed in the winner’s application.

    BURSARY AMOUNT: $3,000


    • Canadian 4-H member in good standing.
    • Will be entering their final year of high school in September 2023.
    • Have plans for post-secondary education in an agriculture-related program.
    • Have demonstrated involvement in agriculture.

    NOTE: Preference will be given to those who have not attended The Royal Agricultrual Winter Fair before.


    • Cover letter, to explain why you are excited about and deserving of this opportunity.
    • Your resume.
    • Letter of recommendation from a 4-H Leader or other relevant agriculture group leader.

    The winner will be notified no later than September 30, 2023.

    For more information please contact the 4-H Canada Program Department at

    Applications open August 1st, 2023 and close September 15th, 2023 at 11:59 ET.
    Submit your application online at

    Jack Pemberton was born in Toronto and lived there until he and his wife Lillian bought farm property near Georgetown, Ontario. Jack discovered his passion for horses and carriages while in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was able to pursue this hobby now that he had some land. He taught himself how to drive, and became very skilled at restoring carriages, often showing at fairs around Canada and the United States - even becoming a Royal Champion. Jack has supported many associations and fairs throughout the world. As a past President and member of the board, Jack's influence on The Royal has been, and will continue to be, greatly valued.