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Sefton, David Bruce - 2014
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South, Gordon Archibald - 1982
Sparrow, Herbert O. - 2000
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
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PortraitWilliam Garfield Stevenson

A farm leader and for six years president of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Garfield Stevenson was born at Whitewood May 15, 1927 . He received his primary and secondary education at Whitewood and began farming in 1950.

He was an active worker in his community, serving on the boards of the Whitewood Co-operative, the Saskatchewan Farmers Union local, the Wheat Pool committee, the Whitewood Rural Telephone Company, the Chamber of Commerce and the Evangelical Church .

He was elected a Pool delegate in 1959, a director in 1968 and executive member in 1971. He was vice-president from 1981-87 and president from 1987-93. During his term of office there was substantial restructuring in the Pool's elevator system and important moves in the direction of value-added secondary processing of agricultural products.

Garf was one of the original commissioners who organized the Saskatchewan Hog Marketing Commission in 1972. He held this post for four years. He was actively involved in public debates on hog marketing in that era and the fact that the commission remained in place 30 years later attests to the effectiveness of the arguments presented.

He travelled widely representing the interests of western farmers, starting with a Canada Grains Council Technical Feed Grains Mission to Southeast Asia in 1970. This was followed by grains missions to Europe , Russia , Argentina , Japan and Korea . He attended GATT discussions in Brussels in 1990 and went with a federal government business delegation to Ukraine in 1992. He attended International Federation of Agricultural Producers conferences in London (1982) and Bonn , Germany (1986).

Garf served as a director of Canadian Western Agribition and the Saskatchewan Universities Commission, in addition to a number of concerns in which the Pool had an interest.

Since retirement from the Pool in 1993 Garf has been deeply involved in medical care administration and hospital fund-raising in the Regina area. However, he maintained his interest in agriculture, serving on the Saskatchewan Agri-Food Council.

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