Outstanding young farmer
But Ben joined his parents last year as honourees within an organization recognizing promising young farmers. In 1987, Ben's folks were among the class of outstanding young farmers.” I was outstanding young farmer kid, I got to travel all over the country and met all these people that come back every year.” Referring to the ranks of state and national outstanding young farmers recognized by the parent organization Outstanding Young Farmers since 1955. Ben joined those ranks when he was selected as one of the national outstanding young farmers for 2019.
“And it's just a fantastic honor, not only because my parents want it and they mean so much to me that all these people I've met all these years, I look up to them.”
Part of the recognition stems from the Sauers family and their willingness to try new things. Ben currently grows crops and livestock with an emphasis on non GMO.