A farm couple from Minton are this year’s winner in the Outstanding Young Farmer competition for Saskatchewan.
Derek and Tannis Axten operate a grain farm about 145 kilometers south of Regina.
Derek Axten said he has some innovative farming practices.
“We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our cropping system, everything from biennials all the way into typical annual crops. We do inter-cropping, we do a lot of cover cropping, so this year for instance we had 16 different crops,” Axten explained.
The Axten’s will represent Saskatchewan at the national outstanding young farmer competition in November.