Four new inductees in Sask agriculture hall of fame

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame will induct four new members this year.

The announcement was made this week at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show.

The chair of the agriculture hall of fame is Regina area farmer Reed Andrew.

He says the inductees include former Premier Grant Devine.

Devine was premier of Saskatchewan for most of the 1980s.

Devine is an agricultural economist and is being honoured for his work in promoting science and innovation in agriculture.

Also honoured is Bob Tyler, often referred to as the father of value-added pulse processing in Saskatchewan.

Tyler has been involved in teaching, research and extension at the University of Saskatchewan, covering crop utilization, protein and starch functionality, food processing and product development.

Rick Holm is a former director of the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.

He helped expand the pulse lab and played a key role in the commercialization of Clearfield wheat and lentils

Bill Jameson is a founding partner of JGL Livestock.

He has held many provincial and national leadership positions in the cattle sector and is also mentoring the next generation of leaders.

The four men will be inducted during an April 9th ceremony at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon.

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