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MacEwan, John Walter Grant - 1991
MacFarlane, John Duncan -1979
MacKay, Angus - 1973
MacKay, Murdoch - 1994
Maharg, John Archibald - 1977
Mainil, Arthur Armond (Art) - 2017
Martynse, Henry - 2005
McArthur, Neil - 1985
McConnell, Lillian Vigrass - 2001
McGillivray, Murray Ross - 2015
McKenzie, Roy - 1994
McKercher, Robert (Bob) - 2017
McMillan, Ivan - 1996
McNamee, Louis P. - 1972
McNaughton, Violet - 1972
McPhail, Hugh Duncan - 1999
McPhail, Alexander James - 1972
McRorie, Howard Douglas - 1995
Melville-Ness, Thomas Robertson - 1979
Mendel, Fred S. - 1990
Miller, William - 1975
Mitchell, Charles Stuart - 1986
Mitchell, John - 1973
Montgomery, Dale Kenneth - 2014
Morken, W.G. "Bud" - 1997
Morrall, Robin - 2016
Morris, George Henry - 1977
Moss, Harold Charles - 1991
Mossing, Oscar Johan - 2006
Motherwell, William Richard - 1972

PortraitMurdoch MacKay

Murdoch MacKay, noted for his work in advising Northern Saskatchewan Indian farmers in better farming practices, was born March 28, 1922, in Prince Albert and grew up on a farm near Briarlea. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-45, completed a tour of operations with the Royal Air Force and then instructed in the RAF.

Following the war he studied for his BSA at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 1949. Later he took graduate classes in extension at the Universities of Arizona, Colorado and Saskatchewan.

He worked briefly as assistant agricultural representative at Melfort and then in 1949 was appointed agricultural representative at Prince Albert, a post he held for 20 years. During that period he developed more than 30 4-H Clubs in his district, developed water erosion control programs, was a key worker for the Prince Albert Exhibition (president for three years) and provided extension support for such organizations as the Homemakers Clubs, the Farmers Union, the Wheat Pool and the Horticultural Societies. He served as president of the Prairie Fairs Association for two years.

He especially distinguished himself in work with Indian farmers, helping them adapt to modern agriculture and improve their economic situation on reservations and off. He provided leadership in developing the Saskatchewan Indian Agricultural Program (SIAP). When he left the ag. rep. service in 1969 he was appointed agricultural specialist by ARDA to work on Indian reserves. He represented the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture on the SIAP board, 1974-84.

Such was the respect he earned from Indian farmers he has been regional coordinator under contract to SIAP from 1984 to the present. As a side-line he has operated a grain, oilseeds and forage farm since the 1950s.

In 1967 he was awarded an honorary life membership in the Canadian Society of Extension for his contributions to agriculture. in 1972 he was named Fellow of the Agricultural institute of Canada. in 1976 he received the distinguished agroiogist award from the Saskatchewan institute of Agroiogists and, in 1986, a distinguished graduate award from the University of Saskatchewan.

"Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1994
by the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists,
the Prince AlbertExhibition Association and the
Saskatchewan Indian Agricultural Program."

 

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