Five prominent agriculture people to be inducted in Sask Agriculture Hall of Fame

The Western Canadian Crop Production Show was used as the backdrop to announce five new inductees into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame president Reed Andrew of Regina made the announcement.

The inductees include Bill Huber from Lipton, who was president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association for two-and-half years from 2017 to 2020.
Prior to that he was also on the executive of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association.

Also named is Kevin Hursh, who started his career as an agricultural reporter with CTV Saskatoon in the early 1980’s.

Many farmers watched the weekday farm show at the tail end of the noon hour before returning to work.

In the mid-90’s, Hursh started his own consulting business, while continuing to write articles for various publications and operating the farm at Cabri in southwest Saskatchewan.

Also going into the Ag Hall of Fame is Dorothy Long of Lloydminster.

Long uses her background in home economics to advance consumer knowledge of food and farming.

The fourth Ag Hall of Fame inductee is John McKinnon from the University of Saskatchewan.

McKinnon started his career as beef specialist and was an expert in beef nutrition as well as one of the founders of the Western Canadian Feedlot Management School.

Laurie Tollefson spent four decades working at the Irrigation Centre in Outlook.

The research benefitted not only farmers in the Lake Diefenbaker region, but also those from as far away as Africa.

Bill Huber, Kevin Hursh, Dorothy Long, John McKinnon and Laurie Tollefson will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony on April 15th at Saskatoon Prairieland Park.

photo courtesy Angela Hall

(with files from cjww)

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