Monday marked the first day on the job for the new Executive Director of Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.

Dion McGrath says there were a number of things that attracted him to the position.

"One was the was the success of the organization itself, and being a voice of Saskatchewan agriculture and advocating for the success of agriculture in terms of public policy regarding its impact on agriculture. The second thing was the team that is already at APAS are tremendously talented at what they do."

McGrath says it's a full circle moment returning to agriculture after growing up on a mixed farm in the Leroy area.

Listen to the full interview with Dion McGrath below: