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Farley, William Manly - 1998
Farquharson, James - 1977
Fast, Harold - 2015
Faye, Zennith Keith - 2013
Flaten, Glenn Eric - 1998
Fowler, Henry Llewellyn - 1980
Fox, Jonathan - 1981
Freitag, Rudolph - 1995
Friggstad, Olaf - 1997

PortraitZennith Keith Faye

Over many years, Zenneth Fave has contributed to a multitude of activities to help spur the substantial growth of the nation's canola industry.

Born at West Bend, Saskatchewan, Zenneth received his secondary education at Foam Lake Composite School and went on to attend the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) in 1974. He worked in a variety of capacities for John Deere Canada before returning to the family farm.

As a director with the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association in the mid-80s, Zenneth was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, a producer directed and funded organization that focused on research, market development and extension activities. He served as the first chair of the organization.

Respectfully referred to as "Mr. Biodiesel" by some colleagues, Zenneth if best known for his involvement in the non-food uses of canola. In 1996, along with other dedicated and innovative individuals in the Foam Lake area, Zenneth helped incorporate Milligan Biotech to process non-food grade canola seed into biodiesel. A testament to his vision and tenacity, this was the first commercial biodiesel plant in Western Canada. In 2011, the plant was expanded to an oilseed extraction capacity of 200 tonnes of canola seed per day with a yearly output of 20 million litres of biodiesel.

As a result of his vast experience and dedication to value-added agriculture, Zenneth has been asked to present on biodiesel and non-food uses of canola to audiences in many countries around the world.

Zenneth has also been a community leader and progressive farmer willing to investigate and try new ideas. Through the Foam Lake Marketing Club, a Conserva-Pak air seeder was purchased to promote no-till seeding. Zenneth was involved with the launch of North East Terminal, a farmer-owned grain handling facility at Wadena.He helped to form a sprayer club to make a high clearance of sprayer available when it was too expensive for individual producers to own such a machine.

A man of action with strong support from his wife Cindy and his daughters Ambrely and Brittany, Zenneth Faye has worked tirelessly to impove the agricultural economy and the sustainability of his local community.

Sponsored for induction to the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Game in 2013 by: Foam Lake Marketing Club and Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (Sask Canola).

 

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