Rose Valley grain farmers named Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2015
By Top Crop Manager
June 23, 2015 - Jeff and Ebony Prosko of J & E Prosko Farms in Rose Valley were chosen as the 2015 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for Saskatchewan at a recent OYF event in Regina. Jeff and Ebony will represent Saskatchewan at the Outstanding Young Farmers national event later this year in Edmonton.
Jeff and Ebony share a strong passion for agriculture and family farming. Life revolves around the grain and oilseed farm in northeastern Saskatchewan they operate with their daughters Harper and Londyn. They focus on maximizing production efficiency in their crops to deliver the best yields and quality. Technology plays an important role in their operation, using variable rate fertilizer and seed application, and the latest seed genetics.
Farming with family provides additional opportunities for the Prosko's. Together with Jeff's family – parents Rick and Donna, brother Joel (Meghan), and sister Giselle (Reagen) – they operate ProSoils Inc., an independent ag retail business that serves their community of Rose Valley.
Off the farm, Jeff has a special interest in helping advance good policy for young farmers. He sits on several industry boards that play a role in developing policy at the provincial and federal levels, and also lends his time to groups focused on networking and education.
Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers for 2015 will be chosen at the national event in Edmonton, Alta. from November 17-22, 2015.