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Aim to formally and publicly recognize persons who, in the course of their residence in Saskatchewan, made significant contributions to the welfare and improvement of Saskatchewan agriculture, and to a better way of life for the farm family.
- Those nominated must have contributed in accordance with the prupose of the SAHF.
The purpose of the SAHF is: “Aim to formally and publicly recognize persons who, in the course of their residence in Saskatchewan , made significant contributions to the welfare and the improvement of Saskatchewan agriculture, and to a better way of life for the farm family.”
Persons must have made their contribution beyond the local community level and general enhancement and improvement of their local community's way of live.
Nominees must have contributed significantly and made a lasting impact at the provincial level. National and/or international contributions enhance eligibility.
- Nominees can be either deceased or living.
- Only individuals may be nominated (as opposed to pairs or groups such as husband-wife; father-son; mother-daughter) in one field of achievement.
- An active Director or an appointed Advisor to the Board are ineligible for induction into the SAHF.
- Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees from Saskatchewan go on the SAHF nominee list, but are not automatically inducted into the SAHF.
2. Nomination Procedures
Only organizations may sponsor. Organizations intending to sponsor a nominee should adhere to the following procedures to avoid disappointment and possible embarrassment to all concerned:
- Select nominees only on the basis of eligibility criteria as outlined in Section 1 (above).
- Complete the formal application form supplied by the SAHF. At this stage, all information must be gathered without the knowledge of the inductee, or any member of his/her family.
- Sponsoring organization(s) are responsible for supplying complete and accurate documentation in support of the nominee.
- Nominees recommended by SAHF Board of Directors must also be researched and a biography prepared prior to their consideration by the Selection Committee.
- Organizations should submit the application to the Secretary of the SAHF who will forward to the Inducation Committee.
- Organizations should not notify the nominee nor any of the nominee's relatives, nor collect money for the sponsorship until advised to do so by the SAHF.
- The Selection Committee of the SAHF will make a decision and notify the SAHF Board of Directors. The Board Secretary will then inform the organization as to the decision of the Board.
- If the nominee has been selected for induction into the SAHF, the sponsoring organization will be asked to forward sponsor monies. (There can be up to four sponsors, but two or three are preferred).
The organization may also be asked to forward a list of the next-of-kin, “close” relatives, and very close friends who would want to attend the ceremonies (although this will normally be provided by the Inductee's family), the name of the person who will represent the sponsor at the ceremonies, and three snapshots or photos which are typical of the Inductee at the prime of his/her career. It may be necessary to take one key family member into confidence at this stage. If so, advise the Secretary of the SAHF who this is.
- Once the Inductee has been selected, the SAHF will take care of all further arrangements, including officially contacting the Inductee, or family contact (if Inductee is deceased).
- Nominations must be received by September 1 st to be evaluated for the following year.
3. Selection Criteria
- Categories – There are sever:
- Government (Civil Servant);
- Farm Organization (Lobbyist);
- Improved Farm Practice and/or Product;
- Quality of Rural Living;
- Selections should be made on the basis of the nominee's contributions in three major areas:
- His/her achievements;
- His/her approach and credibility
- The impact and lasting benefit of his/her contribution on society.
The contributions made by the Nominee in a particular category should be of a caliber similar to or greater than the individuals already indicted in that category.
- We recognize that a Nominee may have made a significant contribution in more than one category; it is not necessary, however, for him/her to have been active in more than one category to be eligible for consideration or final selection.
4. The Portrait
The 16” x 20” (41 cm x 51 cm) pencil sketch portraits are hung in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame, Second Floor, Western Development Museum, Saskatoon , following each Induction Ceremony.