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Organic HeroesCelebrating the Organic Sector on the Prairies

Organic Industry BuilderAlvin S

Honoured at Organic Connections 2012

Alvin Scheresky, a pioneer of organic agriculture in Saskatchewan, began farming organically the Oxbow area in 1964. He was one of the first organic farmers in North America to have production facilities on the farm to process and add value to grains, and he operated the first organic flour mill in the province. He helped found the first Saskatchewan chapter of the Organic Crop Improvement Association. Scheresky actively promoted organic agriculture and assisted scores of aspiring organic farmers, who benefited from his extensive knowledge of polycultures, seeds, and methods for managing soil organic matter, moisture balance, and pest control.