Two Saskatchewan farm families are up for an industry award.
Russ and Beth Wildfong, owners and operators of Wildfong Enterprises in Craik, and Jake and Sarah Leguee and Erik Nikolejsin from Weyburn, are nominated for the 2023 Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmer award.
The award recognizes farmers between the ages of 18 and 39.
The Wildfongs farm 10,000 acres growing canola, lentils and durum. In addition, the family started a new business called Wildfong Concaves.
The business uses raw Canadian steel and materials to manufacture ag parts for combines.
Jake and Sarah Leguee, along with their brother-in-law, Erik, represent the third generation of the Leguee family to farm on the land Jake and Sarah’s grandparents established in 1956.
Together they work to grow durum, wheat, canola, peas, lentils and flax.