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20 Mar

I was asked by an acquaintance why I would want to be in charge of a “dying organization”.

At the time, I was at a loss for words. The term “dying organization” in reference to the SSCA had never before occurred to me. I have since come up with an answer that I would like to share with you. First a little look back.

This organization has come a long way since its beginning. The main focus was the delivery of the Save our Soils program. We were lucky enough to hire a number New President Shares Vision for SSCA of staff and through their efforts, the message of soil conservation was spread throughout the province. As of 2006, Saskatchewan has the highest rate of adoption of low disturbance seeding in the country

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21 Jan

Twenty years is a milestone for any organization and the SSCA is no exception!

In 1987, the Manitoba – North Dakota Zero Till Association held its Annual Meeting in Regina. Following that event, the idea that Saskatchewan should have its own soil conservation association was pursued with gusto by a small group of people. A meeting was then held in Saskatoon to develop the constitution and bylaws for a new provincial soil conservation group.

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21 Sep

Every five years Canadian farmers are asked to participate in the Census of Agriculture.

Unlike the annual cropping statistics tracked by Statistics Canada, the census is unique in two ways: it collects information from all farmers (not just a sampling), and it tracks other production information like farm size, gross returns, input use and soil conservation practices. From SSCA’s perspective, we track several trends related to soil conservation.

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