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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

PortraitJ. Harvey Gjesdal

Harvey Gjesdal, farmer, select seed grower, inventor and involved citizen, was born and educated in the Birch Hills district.

Harvey and his family operate a 960-acre farm near Birch Hills where they produce grain and oilseeds. Harvey began pedigreed seed production in 1947, becoming a select grower in 1963. His skills in this area were recognized in 1961 when he received the Canadian Seed Growersí Robertson Associate award. He served as a director of the Saskatchewan Seed Growers as well as the Canadian Seed Growers Association.

From youth he was deeply involved in community organizations, beginning with a 4-H grain club. He served on the Wheat Pool committee and later on the United Grain Growers local committee. He helped build and operate a 5,000-head cattle feedlot in his district. He was reeve of the Rural Municipality No. 460 for eight years and director of the provincial association.

Harvey was on the organization committee for University Farm and Home Week, a board member of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame, for two years a public governor of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, a member of the advisory committee to the Canadian Wheat Board. He represents Saskatchewan on the advisory committee to the Farm Credit Corporation.

He has taken interest in improving farm implements and some of his inventions are now being commercially manufactured. Of at least 21 implements he designed and built, most notable were tillage equipment, a snow blower, a seed cleaner and a rotary mower. His knowledge has been shared with farmers through his column in the farm newspaper, Grainews.

He has received honorary memberships in the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists and the Agricultural Institute of Canada. In 1967 he received a Centennial medal for contributions to Canada. The Saskatchewan government conferred on him the Master Farm Family Award for northern Saskatchewan in 1967.

"Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame, 1992
by Grainews (U.G.G.), the United Grain Growers Board of Directors
and the Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association"

 

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