A Pierson-area farm couple are Manitoba’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2018.
Brooks and Jen White, of Borderland Agriculture, took over the family grain farm and bison ranch in 2012. It’s so named because the southern boundary of the operation nestles along the U.S. border and the western fringe creeps into Saskatchewan.
The couple’s vision for the farm is one of regenerative agriculture. They focus on practices that will build soil health through a production system that supports those goals. They also regenerate the business regularly through business planning and continuing education. They also contribute to industry and community regeneration through off-farm activities.
Future goals include growing through integration and profitability rather than farm size, generating value through multiple profit centres from the same acres, including integrating bison and cropland.
The pair will move on to the national Outstanding Young Farmer competition, slated for Winnipeg in November.