Zenneth Faye - 2018 Canola Influencer Award Recipient
For the 25th anniversary of SaskCanola, we created an award to honour outstanding individuals who have been instrumental in the success of the Saskatchewan canola industry over the years. The recipients of this award have made distinguished and exceptional contributions of knowledge, education and ongoing efforts to promote canola.
Congratulations to Zenneth Faye, 2018 recipient of the Canola Influencer Award!
Zenneth was a driving force behind the establishment of SaskCanola. He served as a director of the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association (SCGA) and was very involved in a number of program areas that benefited farmers including the “Grow with Canola” program which was a joint initiative between SCGA and the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). This program which started as demonstration trials ultimately led to the establishment of the agronomy team at CCC. Zenneth was also instrumental in exploring alternative markets for canola. He has been respectfully referred to as Mr. Biodiesel by some of his colleagues. He was a founding member of the Milligan BIotech plant which was the first commercial biodiesel plant in Canada. He is also a dedicated member of this community, known as a progressive farmer who is willing to investigate and try new ideas. As a true leader in our industry, Zenneth has initiated several projects on a local level including the purchase of a conserva-pak air seeder through the local marketing club to encourage reduced tillage and the formation of a sprayer club to collectively purchase a high clearance sprayer when it was too expensive for most individual farmers to own. He is a lifetime member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, and inductee of the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame. He has been active on many community, provincial and national boards, and currently serves on the SaskBarley board. A man of action, with strong support from wife Cindy and daughters Ambrely and Brittany.