The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame is proud to announce five exceptional individuals who will be inducted into the hall later this spring. Making up the list of inductees for 2023 are Bill Huber, Kevin Hursh, Dorothy Long, John McKinnon, and Laurie Tollefson.
“The 2023 inductees highlight the depth and commitment people have in improving and promoting Saskatchewan agriculture,” said Reed Andrew, president of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.
The inductees will be formally inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 15, 2023. A brief overview of the recipients’ accomplishments is below:
Bill Huber has represented many agriculture programs across Canada and the United States and has worked on many projects to improve agriculture policies, including his work as the president of the Inland Terminals of Canada. He and his wife, Jan, have hosted numerous field days on their farm for farmers all over the world.
Kevin Hursh is known as the “trusted voice of agriculture.” As a journalist, Kevin revolutionized agriculture and farm reporting in the province as host of ‘Farmgate’ with CTV Saskatchewan. Kevin now shares his knowledge through consulting and remains the go-to media and communications person for many agricultural industry organizations.
Dorothy Long uses her background in home economics to advance consumer knowledge by teaching about society’s connection to food and farming. Her passion for agriculture led her to being instrumental in organizing and guiding farm tours for dietitians, journalists, and food writers with the goal of connecting rural and urban residents.
John McKinnon started his career as a beef specialist before entering academia. With a PhD in animal science, much of his beef nutrition research focused on the use of by-products. Throughout his career, his projects continually worked to improve efficiencies or lower production costs. John was also a founding organizer of the Western Canadian Feedlot Management School.
Laurie Tollefson recently retired from director of Canada – Saskatchewan Irrigation and Diversification Centre and continues to share his experience, knowledge, and vision. He is one of the few Canadians to hold the position of vice- president of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage and he was instrumental in bringing the International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage to the province.
Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame Gallery on the upper level of the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon.
Inductees will be honoured at a ceremony on April 15, 2023, at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sahf.ca.