Saskatchewan Ag Hall of Fame announces five inductees for 2023

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The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame has announced its slate of five inductees for 2023.

Bill Huber, Kevin Hursh, Dorothy Long, John McKinnon, and Laurie Tollefson will be recognized for their contributions and formally enter the Hall at an induction ceremony at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

“The 2023 inductees highlight the depth and commitment people have in improving and promoting Saskatchewan agriculture,” noted Reed Andrew, president of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Here’s a brief biography for each of the 2023 inductees, courtesy the Ag Hall of Fame:

Bill Huber

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 (pictured above)

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

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

John McKinnon started his career as a beef specialist before diving into 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

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 vic- 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.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the induction ceremony in April, you can visit www.sahf.ca.

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