Six people to be inducted in Sask Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2022


The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced the six individuals to be inducted later this year as part of the Class of 2022 and will be honored at the same time as the Ag Hall of Fame celebrates its 50th anniversary in November.

Here are this year’s inductees in alphabetic order . . .

Jim Bessel spent many years as an agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada.

Bessel worked with researchers, equipment manufacturers, seed companies and growers to reduce production challenges. Jim is currently an independent consulting agronomist.

Margaret Crowle contributed to rural life through her work as an extension specialist and home economics entrepreneur.

Crowle was also involved with the Consumers’ Association of Canada.

Margaret will be inducted posthumously having passed away last year.

The third inductee is well-known radio broadcaster Jack Dawes. In the 80’s and 90’s,

Jack was the voice of agriculture in eastern Saskatchewan at CJGX Radio Yorkton.

Jack is still working part-time at the age of 81—producing agricultural programming for the ROCK, a Christian radio station in Yorkton.

The next inductee played an important role in improving combine performance and harvest reduction.

Les Hill worked for many years as the Project Manager with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute in Humboldt.

Hill had a hand in many of the improvements harvesting machinery manufacturers implemented in Western Canada.

Dr. Jeff Schoneau will also go into the Ag Hall of Fame.

Schomeau is a professor of soil fertility and professional agrologist who works in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

He has spent many years providing Saskatchewan farmers with innovative soil nutrient management solutions.

The sixth inductee is Mark Silzer from Humboldt—- and a leader in the bison industry. He has served at the provincial, national, and international levels.

Silzer was Chair and President of the Canadian Bison Association from 2004-2016.

Reed Andrew of Regina is the President of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame and made the announcement Tuesday in Saskatoon.

The 2022 induction ceremony will be on Saturday, November 12th in Saskatoon.

(with files from cjww)


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