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Hanson, Ellert Olaus &
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Harrison, Joseph Sinclair - 2009
Hart, Elsie Mable - 1979
Harvey, Bryan Laurence - 2006
Hass, Glenden William - 2005
Haupstein, Elvin Stefan - 2014
Heath, Joan - 2018
Heinrichs, David H. - 2000
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Hewlett, Annie Elizabeth May - 1975
Heyer, Adolph - 1986
Hill, Alice Reber - 1988
Hobman, Clayton Glencairn - 2008
Hookenson, Clarence - 2019
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Horner, William Harold - 1992
Howard, Thelma M. - 2012
Howe, Doug - 2018
Hull, Joseph Ernest - 1999
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Joan Heath has been a strong advocate for the agricultural community and the canola industry for nearly 30 years.
Born in Dauphin, Man., Joan earned her Bachelor of Science Degree (Home Economics) with a Major in Food and Nutrition from the University of Manitoba in 1986. In 1991, Joan and her husband, Corey Loessin, began their own farming operation near Radisson, Sask., with a focus on grains, pulses and oilseeds. Joan was hired by the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association (SCGA) in 1990, serving as Executive Director. Throughout the
early 1990s, Joan’s passion for the oilseed industry was evident as she helped SCGA work through industry issues in various leadership roles.
When she was hired in 1995 by the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) as Communications/Market Development Manager, Joan used her professional background as a home economist to provide technical background on canola oil’s health benefits. She held this position until 2007. Later that year, she was elected to the board of SaskCanola, where her roles included Vice-Chair and then Chair, in addition to chairing both governance and market development committees.
In 2013, Joan served on the interim board that oversaw the creation of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission. She was appointed as the Saskatchewan farmer representative on the board of directors of Cereals Canada in 2015.
Although busy with her own farm and two children, Audra and Aidan, Joan was a prominent community member. She served two terms as a school board trustee on the Prairie Spirit School Board of Education and was founding president of the Borden Dance Club. Joan was also involved with Agriculture in the Classroom as a director for nearly a decade.
Joan and Corey are well known for opening their family farm to tours by media, international buyers and researchers. Joan’s openness and ability to dispel myths about biotechnology and other farming practices have been an asset to the industry. The breadth of her contribution to and leadership of the
agricultural sector is significant.
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