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2021 SAGA REUNION POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE!
Due to public health restrictions and the risk involved with large gatherings the SAGA Executive has cancelled the January 2021 Reunion Weekend, and all activities associated with it, including the Friday evening College of Ag & Bioresources Social, the Hockey Tournament, and the Saturday Banquet and Program. The Executive is now considering options such as a summer 2021 event, or a combined 2021-2022 Reunion. President Fradette '84C has explained the decision and outlined options in a letter to the membership. Click here to read President Fradette's letter.  .....

LETTER FROM A PRAIRIE CHICKEN
Irene Ahner '65 C came into possession of the 1944, '45, and '46 Greystone year books. With the help of other sources she found the history of women in the College and School of Agriculture.  Women such as Alice Munro '44C who was secretary of the ASA in 1943-44 and "a staunch crusader for the emancipation of women within the college". Roberta Phillips '44 S from Herschel, SK, who was the School of Agriculture Sheaf rep, Kathleen Hodson '44 S, from Rosthern who was the School of Agriculture Executive Secretary, and Ann Caton '47 C who was the ASA Dramatics Rep.
Read about these, and other interesting women, in Irene's Letter From a Prairie Chicken.


TWO AG GRADS ARE 2020 CANADIAN AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Soil conservation champion Jim Halford '63 C and renowned plant breeder Dr. Bryan Harvey '60 C are among the four 2020 Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees.
Jim pioneered zero tillage farming in western Canada and internationally. Bryan developed more than 60 varieties of barley including Harrington, the gold standard for two-row malting barley.
 
Read more about their careers on page 6 of the Dec 2020 SAGA Newsletter.

 
SAGA UNDERGRADUATE AWARD
The 2020/21 SAGA Undergraduate Award Scholarships have been awarded to Baylie Yaseiniuk and Jourdyn Sammons. Baylie is completing an Ag-Business Diploma. Jourdyn is in 4th year of a BSA in Animal Science with a minor in Range Resources. The Award is another means by which our alumni association remains involved in the College and supports the students. Read more about the Award...
 

                         ARTHUR JOHN SAWATSKY '47 S (1921-2020)
1988 DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AND 1999 SAGA HONORARY LIFE MEMBER

Art was raised on a farm SE of Aberdeen, Sk. After discharge from the RCAF in 1945 he enrolled in the School of Agriculture at the U of S. Following graduation he embarked on a long and productive career, much of which involved the dairy industry. His achievements were recognized in 1988 when he received the Distinguished Graduate in Agriculture Award.
Read about Art's distinguished career on page 15 of the Dec 2020 SAGA Newsletter. His Award documents can be seen here.

THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON THE CARRUTHERS FAMILY
Neil '85 S, '91 C and Gail (nee Priest) '90 C raised 2 daughters, Amy '20 C and Laura, on their farm near Frenchman Butte, SK. Neil is a Regional Business Manager with Merck Animal Health. Gail works for the local RM. Amy began a Masters in Ag Ec this fall, and Laura is in her 3rd year of the Crop Science degree program. 
They each describe how the covid 19 pandemic has affected their activities and how they have managed the changes in their lives. Click here.

 


THE SODBUSTERS VISION
This is the classic Saskatchewan story of communities coming together to fulfull a dream to construct the largest Agriculture teaching and research facility in Canada.

Click Here to purchase the Sodbuster's Vision Book.