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PortraitGordon Archibald South

Gordon South, farmer, seed grower and co-operative leader, was born April 20, 1912, near Stratford-on-Avon, England. He received his schooling in England, coming to Canada in 1928 when his parents settled on a farm near Silver Park. In 1937 he began farming on his own near Whittome.

He began his career of active involvement when he was elected to the Whittome Wheat Pool Committee in 1938. He served as Pool delegate 1947-52 and as director 1965-72. He was a charter member of the Melfort Credit Union and went on to become director of Saskatchewan Co-operative Credit Society 1963-68 and president 1966-68. He was a director of Co-operative Trust Company and its president 1966-69. From 1968-73 he was a council member of Co-operative Insurance Services.

A leading predigreed seed grower, Gordon South served as director, Saskatchewan branch, Canadian Seed Growers Association 1948-58 and was president 1955-57. He was on the national board of CSGA 1953-67 and served as president 1963-65. The CSGA named him Robertson Associate, their highest honor. He was a member of the Grain Standards Committee, Canadian Grain Commission, 1968-77.

Gordon South was a school trustee and a 4-H Leader. He was president of the Saskatchewan Field Husbandry Association 1951-55 and in 1959 was named honorary life member. He was appointed to the agricultural advisory committee of the Saskatchewan Universities Commission. He served on a number of provincial advisory boards and commissions and as director of Saskatchewan Computer Corporation and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan.

For leadership he had shown he was made an honorary life member of the Agricultural Institute of Canada in 1977 and in 1978 he received the Queenís Silver Jubilee Medal. In 1980 he was made a member of the Order of Canada and in 1981 he received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Saskatchewan.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Saskatchewan Credit Union Central,
and the Canadian Seed Growers Association (Sask. Branch). 1982."

 

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