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Palmer, John Stanley - 1976
Partridge, Edward Alexander - 1972
Patterson, Cecil Frederick - 1973
Pattillo, Margaret H. - 1990
Pavlychenko, Thomas Karp - 1976
Pedersen, Gunnar Heg - 2007
Pederson, Roger Lorne - 2019
Petracek,Arnold - 2019
Phelps, Joseph Lee - 1982
Phillips, Robert Howard Daniel - 2009
Poirier, Elaine Lucie - 2006
Porter, Albert John - 1987
Possberg, Florian - 2016
Potter, Evelyn Joan - 2011
Prefontaine, Daniel - 2019
Pugh, Roy McLean - 1981

PortraitArnold Petracek

Born: 1942

Arnold Petracek is a farmer, agri-businessman, community volunteer and local politician. He was elected to the board of the Esterhazy Rural Telephone Company in 1973, and went on to serve as treasurer and director before the company was assimilated into SaskTel in the 1980s. In 1975, he was elected to the board of the Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance Association and served until his retirement in 2015. He also served as a director of the Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association from 1994 to 2003, and as a board member and later treasurer of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame from 1995 to 2016.
In 1974, Arnold was elected to the council of the Rural Municipality of Fertile Belt and served in that capacity until 1987. He was reeve of the municipality from 2006 to 2008. He served on numerous regional boards and committees, including the Qu’Appelle Valley Commission, the Lower Qu’Appelle Special Planning and Development Commission and the Yellowhead Regional Economic Development Authority.
Arnold worked as an agronomist prior to taking over the family farm at Esterhazy in 1973 and later established AJ Seeds, which ensured an adequate supply of fertilizer and chemical was available. He was a local leader in incorporating nitrogen with continuous cropping, and in direct seeding. Arnold farmed the family homestead, which has continued in his family since being first settled in about 1895, and has transitioned to his son and grandson.
Throughout the years, he contributed to his community as a volunteer and through his local parish and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina. In 2012, Arnold, his wife and another Saskatchewan couple traveled to Rome as the only Canadians to take part in the IV World Catholic Congress on Rural Life.

 

 

 

 

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