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Portrait

Herbert Ross Clark

Herb Ft. Clark, a long-time leader in youth and adult education, was born on a farm at Inchkeith March 9, 1922.

He received his early education at Kennedy and Kipling and then attended University of Saskatchewan, receiving an agriculture degree in 1945. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1950. Later in his career he earned a postgraduate diploma in continuing education from University of Saskatchewan and, still later, a professional certificate in aging and gerontology at University of Michigan.

In 1945 Herb began his 43-year career in university extension by teaching classes in animal science and assisting with youth programs at the University of Saskatchewan. Shortly thereafter he became more involved with youth programs as director of Boysí and Girlsí Agricultural Clubs. He became a familiar figure at rural youth meetings and livestock shows and sales, where he was in demand as a judge at summer fairs. When the program became known as 4-H in 1952, he was named first 4-H supervisor of agricultural clubs in Saskatchewan.

He provided leadership in formation of the Saskatchewan 4-H Council, first of its kind in Canada, in the Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation and the founding of Camp Rayner 4-H Centre.

Herb later was given responsibility for agricultural science programming in extension. He started a series of regional courses to bring farmers up to date on agricultural information. For 22 years he served as administrator for Saskatchewan Agricultural Societies, the organizers of community fairs and other agricultural events. He was also director of University of Saskatchewan Farm and Home Week from 1963 to 1965. He has written histories of agricultural societies and of Farm and Home Week.

Recognizing his distinguished career in extension, awards he has received include: honorary life memberships in the Canadian Society of Extension, Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates and Saskatchewan Agricultural Societies Associations, a Distinguished Service Certificate from the Saskatchewan 4-H Council, the Queenís Commemorative Medal for his contributions to youth programs and agricultural extension and the Distinguished Toastmasterís award.

He maintains a busy pace in retirement as a director of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame and in giving courses on preretirement education. He is a board member of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation.

"Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame, 1992
by the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association,
The Saskatchewan 4-H Council and the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists."

 

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