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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

PortraitMark Kilcher

One of Saskatchewan 's leading authorities on range land management, Mark Kilcher, was born December 7,1921 , grew up in Daylesford and received his schooling in that district. Following navy service in the Second World War he obtained a BSA degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1949.

That same year he joined the staff of the Swift Current Research Station, specializing in forage agronomy. He did important research in forage management, including cultivated forage agronomy, pasture management and complementary grazing systems using native and cultivated forages. His main focus was on securing high-yielding crops adapted to the environment of the Palliser Triangle.

What was considered his greatest achievement was in increasing forage production 25 percent by cross seeding of grasses and alfalfa. He also made important findings in experiments with depth of seeding, row-spacing, fertilization and comparative yields of annuals and perennials in dryland conditions.

Mark related well to farm and ranch audiences and so information about his discoveries was well spread among people most able to make good use of his recommendations. In addition to a busy schedule of meetings in rural areas of the province he acted as co-host of the Swift Current-based weekly television program, "Farming Today." He initiated the South West Forage Association, an organization that is still doing good works.

Highly regarded by his peers, Mark served a term as president of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists and later represented the SIA on the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan . He retired in 1981 and in 1983 was named a Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. He died January 23, 1995 .

Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2003
by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Saskatchewan
Institute of Agrologists , Swift Current Branch and
the South West Forage Association.

 

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