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Sanderson, Leot H. - 1983
Sawyer, Colleen Janet - 2003
Sefton, David Bruce - 2014
Seidle, Edward - 2010
Simpson, Edith Child Rowles - 1981
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Slinkard, Alfred Eugene - 2000
Small, William James - 1989
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South, Gordon Archibald - 1982
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Spence, George - 1974
Spinks, John William Tranter - 1982
Stephenson, Gordon - 2011
Stevenson, William Garfield - 2003
Strudwick, Geoffrey M. - 1998
Summach, Emerson Hilton - 1990
Sutter, Christian Tyndall - 1988
Symes, Oliver - 1987

PortraitDavid Bruc Sefton

Dave Sefton, a long-time farmer from near Broadview, has had a leading role in many farm organizations that have made a difference in the rural economy and in the lives of farmers.

Dave's involvement with the family farm started in 1969 when he farmed with his father William and brother Robert. Dave's father retired in 1974 and his son Scott joined the operation in 1995.

From 1974 to 1992, Dave served as a Saskatchewan Wheat pool delegate and from 1992 to 2001 he was a director of the grain handling cooperative.

Dave served two full terms with the Saskacthewan Canola Growers Association and was on the interim board for the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission when it was established in 1991. He was part of the first elected board and became the first elected chairman.

In 2001, he became a director of the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission and was appointed by SaskFlax to the Flax Council of Canada in 2003. He worked tirelessly to pilot the flax industry through the issue with contamination by the GM variety known as Triffid. When Europe discovered Triffid in Canadian flax in 2009, it took a great deal of effort to remove the trace amounts from the Canadian flax supply and reopen markets.

Dave became a director for the Western Grains Research Foundation beginning in 2001. He was vice-chair from 2005 to 2010 and started serving as chair in 2012. The WGRF is a farmer-funded and directed nonprofit organization that allocates research funding to worthy agricultural projects across Western Canada.

Dave was a director on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank from 2002 to 2012. The organization collects grain and cash donations for needy people around the world. He also found time to serve his own community, helping to guide the local Co-op through many changes.

Dave Sefton has been described by his colleagues as a leader, a mentor, a realist, a futurist and above all, a farmer.

Sponsored for the induction to the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2014 by:
Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission
SaskCanola and
Western Grains Research Foundation

 

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