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Issue No. 53 - Spring 2008

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.

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Issue No. 52 - Winter 2008

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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Issue No. 51 - Fall 2007

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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