There’s a local connection to this year’s Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees.
Roger Pederson of Outlook is among the six newest names to be enshrined in the Hall, and the group was introduced at a news conference in Saskatoon last week.
The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame (SAHF) is located at the Western Development Museum and formally recognizes individuals making significant and distinguished contributions to the welfare and improvement of Saskatchewan agriculture. Their portraits are on display in the SAHF gallery.
Joining Roger in the SAHF this year are Chantelle Donahue of Biggar, 98-year old Clarence Hookenson of Kisbey, Arnold Petracek of Esterhazy, Dan Prefontaine of Saskatoon and Dr. Neil Shantz of Saskatoon.
Pederson has been a strong advocate for the growth and development of the irrigation sector in Saskatchewan, including as a member of the Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre in Outlook and the Saskatchewan Irrigation Projects Association. As an irrigation farmer, he is a champion for the importance and value of irrigation to Saskatchewan agriculture and the economic advantages for growers and the province’s agri-food sector. He is also a founding member of True North, a seed potato company formed to expand potato production in the Lake Diefenbaker region.
Pederson and his fellow inductees will be honored at a formal ceremony at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon on April 27.