Farm Management Canada has announced Marcel Hacault as the 2020 recipient of a prestigious award.

The Wilson Loree award, now in its 18th year, honours individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to advancing agricultural business management practices in Canada. The honour is awarded at the annual Agricultural Excellence Conference.

After receiving a BSc in agriculture, a plant science degree, and an MBA from the University of Manitoba, Hacault began his dedicated career in the 1980s as owner-operator of a farrow to finish hog farm at Niverville, Man.

Hacault became involved in agriculture advocacy as vice president of the Keystone Agricultural Producers from 1997 to 1999, and chair of the Manitoba Pork Council from 1999 to 2004.

(Farm Management Canada/Supplied)

Since then, Hacault also served as executive director of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), and during that time saw the organization transform from a safety grant administrator to leading national efforts to improve ag safety across the country. Since 2012, Hacault served the FarmSafe Foundation, CASA’s charitable arm, as executive director — a role he will be retiring from in March of this year.

Hacault is also an ex-officio board member for the Progressive Agricultural Foundation, and past board member of the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists and International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health.

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