David Marit, new SK ag minister

David Marit

Saskatchewan’s premier announced on August 15 that David Marit will assume the portfolio of agriculture minister. He has served the southwestern riding of Wood River since 2016. Previous to that, he was president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities from 2006 to 2014.  

 

No stranger to rural affairs and communities, Marit owns a farm along with his brother. 

 

The summer announcement comes on the heels of last week’s resignation of previous ag minister Lyle Stewart who had been in the role since 2012. He is focusing his energies on fighting colon cancer. 

If latest news: 
Check if it is latest news (for "Latest News" page)
Publish date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Click to leave a comment

CAPTCHA
For security purposes, please confirm you are not a robot!

RELATED NEWS

Dr. Jim Brandle resigns

A tireless leader, Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, resigns effective November 9. He’s been in the role since the start-up in 2007. 

2018 Mind to Market award

This ‘fruitful’ research collaboration between Moyers Apple Products and Prof. Keith Warriner produced a method to inactivate pathogens on apples that was more effective and product-friendly than washing. Implementing the proactive measure also increased market share.

Industry Builder Award

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers has recognized the efforts of Ken Forth, chair of several labour committees and organizations, for his untiring work. He’s the 2018 recipient of the Industry Builder Award. 

Quebec has new ag minister

Quebec’s new agriculture minister, André Lamontagne is one of 26 cabinet ministers sworn in October 18 under a Coalition Avenir Quebec premier. 

Welcome Robyn Meerveld

The popularity of “Fresh News from The Grower” with almost 3,000 readers every Monday morning has resulted in a new hire. Robyn Meerveld has joined The Grower team as assistant editor.