Brian and Renee Schaal of Burlington, Wisconsin, were selected as the national winners at the 56th annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress, according to Agri-View.
The news source reported that the winners were all lucky to receive a savings bond from corporate sponsor John Deere and the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., during National Ag Week in 2013.
This type of dedication to the craft is something that helps to make the agricultural industry different, as many people who are involved in farming have grown up doing what they love. According to Agri-View, the people who have used farm equipment in an innovative way or come up with a new method to increase farming efficiency are awarded on a national stage.
Brian has used genomic information for the past three years to change the face of his dairy business, creating a more efficient infrastructure to help deliver higher profits and better products, the news source reported.
There are many farmers' organizations around the U.S., as the agricultural industry celebrates the best of the sector in groups like the Outstanding Farmers of America Fraternity. The mission statement reads: "To be the premier recognition program by celebrating the diversity, productivity and efficiency of today's agricultural professionals."