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PortraitJohn Alexander Joseph Buchan

John Buchan, a career civil servant, left his mark on agriculture in Saskatchewan by being a promoter of pulse and special crops and an advocate of agricultural research and improved farming practices.

Born in Southey, Saskatchewan in 1942, John was involved with the family farm throughout his career, taking over the farm himself when his father retired.

John obtained bachelor degrees in Biology and Agriculture and an MSc in Crop Science from the University of Saskatchewan. John started with Saskatchewan Agriculture in 1973 as Special Crops Agronomist and played a lead role in the development of the special crops industry, particularly the pulse crops of lentils and peas. His work was recognized by the Pulse Promoter Award from Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and an Honorary Life Membership in the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association.

Other opportunities such as horticulture, apiculture, wild rice and non-timber forest products were also promoted.

He served in a number of capacities with Saskatchewan Agriculture, including Supervisor of the Crop Production Section, Director of the Soils and Crops Branch and Director of the Sustainable Production Branch. He served on the boards of a number of agricultural organizations and was actively involved in the development of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and the formation of the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association.

John took lead roles in the Province in the implementation of the Canada-Saskatchewan Accord on Soil and Water Conservation as well as the Canada-Saskatchewan Agreement on Soil Conservation. A major focus was reduced tillage and direct seeding, practices that are now the norm in Saskatchewan.

John also played a key role in the implementation of the Agri-Food Innovation Fund and served on the Board of Agriculture Development Fund, both programs funding and promoting research and development for the agri-food industry in the province.

International activities were an important part of his career. He participated in missions to other countries and represented Saskatchewan as host of incoming international delegations.

John Buchan passed away on November 27, 2006.

Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2009 by Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association, University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre and Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food

 

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