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Portrait

Roger Lorne Pederson

Born: 1946

Roger Pederson is a passionate advocate for irrigation, and spent his career working to expand irrigation agriculture in Saskatchewan. He played a leadership role for 15 years with the Saskatchewan Irrigation Projects Association, helping to establish a number of policy initiatives and programs to benefit irrigation in the province. He was an original farmer board member of the South Saskatchewan Irrigation District, an irrigation representative on the Saskatchewan Water Appeal Board, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre. 

In 2007, the Canadian National Committee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (CANCID) presented Roger with an award to recognize his contributions to the sustainability of land resources under irrigation and drainage.
He is also a committed member of his community, Outlook, where he served on the boards of his church and parish. He is a former president of the Outlook Curling Club and the Outlook and District Credit Union, and a founding member of the Outlook and District Wildlife Association and the Prairie Central Credit Union.

After obtaining his certificate in Renewable Resources Technology at Kelsey Institute in 1967, Roger began a career in conservation, first with Ducks Unlimited and then with the Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources’ Fisheries Branch, before returning to Saskatchewan and undertaking his decades-long work promoting irrigation development in the province. He is also a founding member of True North, a seed potato company formed to expand potato production in the Lake Diefenbaker region.

In addition to his many leadership roles, Roger also operates the family’s mixed irrigation farm and purebred and commercial cattle operation, along with his wife Sandy. Together they have three children, who all work in the agricultural sector. 

 

 

 

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