SaskCanola Announces Morris Sebulsky Endowment Fund
The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) is pleased to announce an endowment fund in honour of Morris Sebulsky. Morris Sebulsky was a well-respected grower from east-central Saskatchewan and agricultural engineering lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan. He was passionate about linking the ag research back to farmers and raising awareness on extension and demonstration plots. He bequeathed over $2.8 million to the University of Saskatchewan, 4-H, four commodity associations, and his neighbouring towns and rural municipalities.
The funds SaskCanola received from the Sebulsky estate have been matched by levy dollars to invest in equipment and demonstrations at research stations across Saskatchewan. This is the first of a three-year funding strategy to address gaps that may exist through other funding opportunities.
“It can be difficult for researchers to access equipment funding to carry out research and demonstration trials,” Bernie McClean, Research Chair of SaskCanola explains. “As farmers, we know the importance of having the right tools to get the job done. Getting research results in farmers’ hands was very important to Mr. Sebulsky, so we determined this would be a great way to honour his legacy.”
The awards will be presented to each of the recipients during the summer field days held throughout July. Farmers are encouraged to attend their local AgriARM field days across the province to learn more about the research SaskCanola invests in.
For more details on the recipients, click here.
SaskCanola is a producer-led organization, established in 1991 and supported by some 23,000 levy-paying Saskatchewan canola producers. SaskCanola’s mandate is to grow producer prosperity through research, policy, and promotion.
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