It's a big weekend for Saskatchewan's Agricultural Hall of Fame as they celebrate their 50th anniversary and welcome six new inductees.
President Reed Andrew says Saturday's event will honor six individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Province's agriculture sector.
This year's inductees include Jim Bessel, Margaret Crowle (posthumous), Jack Dawes, Leslie Hill, Dr. Jeffrey Schoenau, and Mark Silzer.
Jim Bessel is known for the establishment of canola as a profitable crop for farmers.
Margaret Crowle worked in a broad range of activities that benefitted the ag sector from financial management to her work in home economics.
Jack Dawes, an ag broadcast journalist, also served as General Manager of the Prairie Oat Growers Association from 2003 to 2011.He was also very involved in the establishment of the Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission.
Les Hill was with the Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute focusing on combine testing and evaluation.
Dr. Jeff Schoneau is a Professor of soil fertility and Professional Agrologist with the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Mark Silzer, is well known in the bison industry serving as Chair and President of the Saskatchewan Bison Association and Canadian Bison Association.
Saskatchewan's Agricultural Hall of Fame is located upstairs at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon.
To hear Glenda-Lee's conversation with SAHF President Reed Andrew click on the link below.