Brooks and Jen White of Borderland Agriculture have been named as Manitoba's Outstanding Young Farmers (MOYF) for 2018.

The award was handed out at a banquet held in Winnipeg on Saturday night at the Fort Garry Hotel.

The couple own and operate a fifth generation farm in the extreme southwestern corner of the province, with a location at Lyleton and another at Pierson. The main focus of the farm is integrating bison production into a diverse cropping system.

Brooks had these thoughts on winning the award.

"It's been a very positive experience right from the start, since being nominated," he said. "What I found valuable was getting to know the network of people involved with the organization. There's a vast amount of knowledge that I found...and looking forward to networking with them in the future and learning."

Jen explained what she learned from taking part in the program.

"The diversity of everybody's farm is amazing. It's just nice to know that everybody's doing something different. What works for one farm family, might not work for another. It's really great to see what everybody's doing."

Also nominated this year were Jamie and Amy Bell of Birtle, MB.

Brooks and Jen will now compete in the national competition being held in Winnipeg from November 27 to December 2, 2018

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(L-R) Arthur-Virden MLA Doyle Piniuk, Jamie Bell, Amy Bell, Brooks White, Jen White, Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler