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Gallaway, Ronald John - 1994
Gardiner, James Garfield - 1972
Gaudet, Ronald - 2003
Gibbings, Charles William - 1988
Gjesdal, J. Harvey - 1992
Gleave, Alfred Pullen - 2000
Gramiak, Larry Ronald - 2004
Grant, Douglas H. - 1995
Greenshields, John Edward Ross - 1988
Greyeyes, Harold - 1992

PortraitDouglas H. Grant

Douglas Grant was born March 7, 1919, on a farm in the Dinsmore district where he received his public and high school education. While farming he attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving his diploma in 1940. That year he enlisted in the air force and served until 1945. He obtained his BSA at the University of Saskatchewan in 1949.

After a brief stint as assistant agricultural representative, Doug was named ag. rep. at Elbow in 1949. In 1954 he was transferred to Swift Current and it was there that he established his reputation as an effective and innovative extension worker.

In 1962 he won the north-central weed control conference award for an outstanding extension job on weed control. This competition involved agricultural extension workers in the three Prairie provinces and 14 states of the United States. During one weed control week he promoted 12 weed sprayer field days, organized an essay contest among 20 4-H clubs and distributed information about weeds and their control.

Doug did some pioneering in television agricultural extension that was widely copied. He was co-host and producer for a program called ìFarming Today.î He also used radio to reach a wider audience. Three 4-H clubs in his district won top honors in the provincial efficiency competition in 1961 for gardening, dairy and light horse projects. The community of Pambrun held a special Doug Grant Night, the only ag. rep. to be so honored while still actively at work in the district.

In 1965 he was named ag. rep. for the Saskatoon district and two years later was transferred to Regina as assistant director of the branch. He was appointed director of agricultural extension in 1970 and in 1975, following reorganization of the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture, was appointed Executive Director of the Extension and Rural Development Division. In 1978 he was appointed director of the Production and Marketing Division. He retired in April, 1981.

Doug was an active worker in the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists and in 1986 was named honorary secretary of that organization. He served on the Saskatchewan 4-H Council, exhibition boards in both Swift Current and Regina, Canadian Western Agribition Board, the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan and the board of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. He served a term as chairman of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Extension. After he retired in 1981 he organized the Chinese farmer training program and co-ordinated it for two years under contract with AgDevco. From 1983 to 1986 he was a member of the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Board.

In 1986 he was named a life member in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association and the same year he received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the College of Agriculture.

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