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Karamanos, Rigas Evangelos - 2015
Keller, Wilfred Arthur (Wilf) - 2017
Kennedy, Alex - 2014
Kennedy, Peter Hugh - 1978
Kilcher, Mark - 2003
Kilden, Marie - 1985
Kimber, Clement James - 1978
Kirk, Lawrence Eldrid - 1973
Kirkland, Kenneth John - 2002
Knott, Douglas Ronald- 1995
Knowles, Robert Patrick - 2006
Knowles, Robert Gordon - 1990
Koch, Alanna Lee - 2011
Kristjanson, Leo Friman - 1990

PortraitAlanna Lee Koch

Through top-level roles with farm organizations as well as within the public service, Alanna Koch has worked to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural industry provincially and nationally.

Born in 1963 in Regina, Alanna attended Edenwold Elementary School and Greenall High School at Balgonie. She has a Chartered Director designation from the Directors College, a program of the Conference Board of Canada and the Michael D. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She is a graduate of the Canadian Agriculture Lifetime Leadership program and is an Honorary Life Member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.

Early in her career, she served nine years in various posts within the Saskatchewan government including Assistant Principal Secretary to the Premier and as Chief of Staff for several ministers.

From 1992 to 1999, Alanna was Executive Director for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. During this time, she demonstrated strong leadership qualities that helped the organization to be a leading voice for agricultural policy reform. She worked tirelessly toward reduced regulation and the development of market driven policies that put farmers in control of their own destinies.

Alanna served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance for three years, including one year as president. CAFTA is a coalition of national and regional organizations, associations and companies that support a more open and fair trading environment for agriculture and agri-food.

She was on the board of Agricore United from 2003 up until that company's merger with Saskatchewan Wheat Pool to form Viterra in 2007. She has also served as director for the George Morris Center agricultural think-tank at the University of Guelph and as a director of AVAC Ltd., a non-profit investment firm launched by the Alberta and federal governments to back research and commercial start-ups in agriculture.

Alanna has helped develop agricultural extension services in Atlantic Canada. She has been a national judge for Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers' program and has been a committee member for Canadian Western Agribition.

In 2007, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture, and was serving in that role at the time of her induction. The needs and interests of farmers and ranchers have always been a primary driver of Alanna's work.

Sponsored for Induction in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011 by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers

 

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