For Colin Wegner, family is the big motivator behind his career in agriculture. In high school, his FFA advisor told him to take advantage of the opportunity to be involved on the family farm. And so the native of Wells, Minn., did.
Colin’s placement supervised agricultural experience (SAE) throughout high school and college involved working on his family’s farm, Wegner Farms. The operation involves corn, soy and hay production and seed sales. He started in ninth grade, completing smaller tasks on the farm before moving up to operating equipment as he learned to drive.
Now as a graduate of South Dakota State University, he works full-time with Wegner Farms and is active in making decisions for the business.
“I’m the fifth generation to work on my family’s farm, and I’ve learned so many great tools and skills and life lessons and built character through working with my family members and seeing how they do things and learning from them,” Colin said. “I really just cu