The government of Saskatchewan honours some of the best in the agriculture industry with the 2017 Saskatchewan Order of Merit awards.

The awards recognize 10 individuals who have contributed to the growth and betterment of their communities and to the province.

The 2017 recipients are: Mr. Murad Al-Katib, Mrs. June Avivi, Ms. Martha Cole, Mr. Roland Crowe, Mr. Rod Gantefoer, Mr. Paul J. Hill, The Honourable Robert Laing, Dr. Roberta McKay, Mr. Robert Mitchell, and Brigadier General (Ret’d) Cliff Walker.