Seven people to be inducted into Sask Agriculture Hall of Fame


The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame announced its 2020 inductees Tuesday.

The event was at the Ag Hall of Fame at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon.

Five individuals, and for the first time ever, one couple will go into the Ag Hall of Fame during a ceremony on April 18th.

Those inducted include Adele Buettner, the founder of Agribiz Communications in Saskatoon.

She has held many leadership roles during her career, which include Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom and Saskatoon Prairieland Park.

John Feige was a cattle producer in the Shellbrook area.

He passed away in 2004.

Feige helped promote beef genetics around the world through his involvement with the Hereford Association.

Feige received many honors during his life, including the 1991 Cattlemen of the Year Award.

Jack Hay from Bradwell—southeast of Saskatoon—spent many years on the Prairieland Park Board and was instrumental in developing the Seager Wheeler Pedigreed Seed Show.

Hay was also involved with the Saskatchewan Maine Anjou Association, the Saskatchewan Livestock Association and the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.

The first couple ever to be inducted into the Sask Ag Hall of Fame are Eileen and William (Bill) Lamont from Maidstone.

The Lamonts were an early promoter of the Speckle Park cattle breed.

The Lamonts also started the first riding club in the area and were very active in the community.

Eileen passed away in 2012 and her husband Bill died one year later.

Gerry Ritz was a high profile Conservative MP, who served the Battlefords-Lloydminster constituency between 1997 and 2017.

Ritz was also the federal minister of agriculture for eight years.

He spearheaded legislation to improve grain transportation and to privatize the Canadian Wheat Board.

The sixth inductee is Ted Serhienko, a well-known cattle producer and show judge.

He judged cattle at both Canadian Western Agribition and the Royal Fair in Toronto.

Ted was also a big supporter of 4-H, volunteering for many years at both Saskatoon Prairieland Park and Canadian Western Agribition.

Board chair Reed Andrew of Regina made the announcement in Saskatoon.

He says many of the inductees have volunteered a lot of time in support of rural Saskatchewan.

He says volunteerism is a way of life in this province.


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