SaskCanola and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers presented awards to honour significant contributions made by Bill Cooper and Dr. Steve Shirtliffe.
Cooper received the Canola Influencer Award at the SaskCanola annual general meeting.He was very involved in the early years of canola starting in the late 1960's, as the oilseed made the transition from an industrial crop to one used in cooking oil.In addition to farming for many years in the Foam Lake area, Cooper spent endless hours working on behalf of a number of producer organizations."It's a real honour to receive this award," said Cooper. "The word 'influencer' suggests that you have influenced this industry and that is pretty big."
The following tweet was posted by Davidson area farmer Gerrid Gust:
Well deserved recognition for one of the most influential and passionate people I know in #westcdnag Thanks to @SaskCanola for recognizing Bill Cooper dude is +90 and relentless
Saskatchewan Pulse Growers presented Dr. Steve Shirtliffe with its Pulse Promoter award at the SPG annual meeting. Shirtliffe is a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan where teaches, conducts research and provides extension in the areas of weed control and agronomy.
(Above picture-Bill Cooper (right) receiving Canola Influencer Award. Presentation made by SaskCanola Chair Doyle Wiebe on Monday, January 8 at SaskCanola annual general meeting)