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Babiuk, Lorne Alan - 2013
Baker, Ralph - 1998
Beach, Dexter H.C. - 2010
Beatty, Guy Hunter - 1993
Beaujot, Pat - 2016
Bechard, Jerome - 1997
Beck, Thomas Victor - 2002
Beeler, Delcie Isobel - 2003
Bell, John Milton - 1989
Biggart, Robert Lynn Hampson - 1991
Bigland, Christo
pher Hedley - 2003
Binnie, Frank - 1989
Blacklock, John Robert - 1995
Block, Carl Vissing - 2005
Bobier, Thomas Griffin - 1983
Boden, Edward Arthur - 1988
Boyes, Lindsay John - 1997
Brack, Robert Edward - 2010
Bradley, Bill - 1985
Braidek, John George ( Jack ) - 2015
Brandt, John - 1974
Braun, Linda - 2016
Brown, Jacob - A. 1986
Bryce, W.H. Scotty - 1977
Buchan, John Alexander Joseph - 2009

Portrait

John George (Jack) Braidek
1927 - 2011

While working for the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and The Western Producer, Jack Braidek always put farmers first providing them with valuable information and insight on production and farm management issues.

Born at Hafford and raised near the village of Speers, Jack earned a School of Agriculture diploma from the University of Saskatchewan in 1948, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in 1951. In 1962, he gained a Masters of Agriculture Extension degree from the University of Wisconsin and in 1970 a U of S Business Administration Diploma.

His first job was as an Ag Rep with the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture serving in Moose Jaw, Tisdale and Delisle. He sought new ways to help farmers improve their operations and used the new medium of television to discuss developments in agriculture.

When Saskatchewan Wheat Pool decided in 1963 to offer farm supplies and services, Jack became the second agrologist on staff. As technical services manager, he sought new products, assessed their value to farmers, and disseminated information to farmers as well as company staff.

In 1976, he went to Zambia to become manager of research for the Zambia/Canada Wheat Development Project developed by Sask Wheat Pool. On his return from Zambia, Jack joined The Western Producer as the newspaper?s first manager of marketing services and then as manager of agrology services. When he retired in 1992, he was managing editor responsible for content and general appearance of the farm weekly.

Jack served his profession from a number of positions on farm organizations including the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, the Agricultural Institute of Canada and the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was involved with Farm and Home Week which later became Crop Production Week. For years after his retirement, he edited a newsletter for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association.

In 1992, Jack was awarded a Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada for his outstanding contribution to Canadian and global agriculture.

Passionate about agriculture to the end, Jack Braidek passed away in August 2011.

Sponsored for induction to the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2015 by:
Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists

 

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