Regenerate Our Soil
We will not settle for sustainable. We will work towards building our soils back to a more productive state.
Regenerate Our Business
We will build a solid business structure and improve the financial performance of the business.
We will promote positive change to the agriculture industry by being leaders and innovative in our management practices.
Borderland Agriculture is owned and operated by Brooks and Jen White along with our two young children. Found in the extreme southwestern corner of Manitoba, we are a 5th generation family farm with a location at Lyleton and Pierson. We are fortunate to still have the 4th generation (Ron and Wendy) active on the home farm. The name of the farm represents the location with the land bordering both Saskatchewan and North Dakota. The farm is always busy with the diversity of enterprises and at times of the year involves a team of 8 people all working towards the vision of our operation, "Regenerate".
As part of our vision statement, the main focus on the farm is integrating bison production into a diverse cropping system. Total land base is 7500 acres with 5000 of that being annual crop production. Some of the crops grown include winter wheat, rye, oats, corn, soybeans, faba beans, peas, canola, hemp, lentils and sunflowers. Two thirds of the annual production in 2017 included the use of inter-crops, companion crops and cover-crops and in 2019 this has increased to around ninety percent. As these cropping practices have been adopted, there is an improvement to the biology of the soil and a reduction to the need for inputs.
Close to 600 bison are integrated into the farm which are helping to build healthy soils and add value to the operation. One of the goals is to graze all of the bison for 365 days a year and we do this through adaptive grazing. The bison are marketed either as breeding stock or as finished animals for the growing meat market. The bison industry is very strong and the future looks very promising as North America moves forward with plans to expand production. Visitors are welcomed to the farm at anytime and are invited to discover our world throughout our website and social media.