Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers Program
The Outstanding Young Farmers Program recognizes next-generation farmers who demonstrate excellence in their profession.
How the program works
The Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers Program is run by the Oustanding Young Farmers alumni. The nomination criteria includes:
- Individual, couple or managing partner/shareholder
- Makes majority of farm management decisions
- Derives a minimum of two-thirds gross revenue from farming
- Less than 40 years of age as of January 1, 2018
Judging is based on:
- Progress in agricultural career
- Environmental stewardship
- Production history
- Financial management practices
- Contributions to the wellbeing of the community, province and nation
- Financial Progress
Each year an honouree is selected to represent each of the seven regions across Canada. These seven honourees are then recognized for their achievements at the National Outstanding Young Farmers event.
2018 Outstanding Young Farmers Winner
Congratulations to 2018 Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers, Jordan and Jennifer Lindgren of Lindgren Farms from Norquay, SK.
Jordan and Jennifer, along with their four children Jaxson, Alexis, Westin and Bristol, own and operate Lindgren Farms at Norquay, Saskatchewan. Lindgren Farms is a grain and oilseed farm that works diligently at maximizing production for these crops, while minimizing cost of production. They do this by using field scale trials to determine what products, genetics and practices work on their farm. By combining these methods, with the latest advancements in technology, they continue to meet and exceed their production goals.
They not only place importance on educating themselves, but also sharing this information with fellow farmers. Jordan and Jennifer partner with local agriculture distributors to host the “Field of Dreams” tour that is held annually on their farm. It is an opportunity to share trial results from previous years and showcase the current trials that are focused on new genetics, applications and variable fertilizer rates. They also plan to be a part of educating the next generation on the importance of farming and teaching them where their food comes from. This year they are excited about incorporating a “Food Farm” which is an interactive tour geared at educating grade 3 and 4 students on agriculture. Family and agriculture are the most important aspects of their lives. They also take time to be active leaders, volunteers and supporters for their community. They take great pride in being able to continue their century family farm and are passionate at maintaining the family aspect in the ever changing corporate farm environment.
To learn more about the national, program, please visit Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers website.