Tag: Derek Axten

Farmers from SK and QC named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers

Farmers from Saskatchewan and Quebec were named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017 during the national OYF program in Penticton, BC this past weekend. Derek and Tannis Axten and VĂ©ronique Bouchard and Francois Handfield received the national recognition on Friday night. The Axtens operate a no-till grain farm with a unique emphasis on soil health… Read more »

Axtens named Sask’s Outstanding Young Farmers

A grain farming family that places a unique emphasis on building soil health has been named ‘Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ for 2017. Derek and Tannis Axten, along with their children Kate and Brock, operate Axten Farms at Minton, Sask., seeding around 5,500 acres. (Minton is near the U.S. border south of Regina.) Living in one… Read more »