masthead 2023

Dean's message

Dean Bedard-Haughn reflects on the college's strategic plan.

Shedding light on soil properties

USask graduate student research looks at advanced technologies to analyze and map soil properties.

New horizons

New Associate Dean Academic Tom Yates plans to enhance connections with First Nations and promote industry collaboration/professionalism.

Gaining land management knowledge supports community

Earning the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) helped Melissa MacDonald grow into her position as Land Director for the Membertou First Nation.

Flaman and BoMill change the game in seed research

Flaman donates innovative technology to AgBio to improve seed sorting.

A life in wheat

As Dr. Pierre Hucl (PhD) steps down as a Strategic Research Program (SRP) chair, he reflects on the evolution of wheat breeding in Canada and looks ahead to a bright future.

Scaling up Saskatchewan’s potential

Edgar Martinez used AgBio’s Bioprocessing Pilot Plant for his graduate program. Now he’s running the show.

Braiding Indigenous and Western knowledge

Newly opened in July 2023, the focus of the kihci-okâwîmâw askiy Knowledge Centre is on taking care of Mother Earth.

WGRF Integrated Agronomy Chair focuses on sustainable cropping systems

“We try things that people are thinking about but perhaps not trying themselves." – Dr. Maryse Bourgault (PHD)

Wild rice research puts Indigenous communities at the forefront

Understanding wild rice diversity isn’t just about crop improvement, it’s also about respecting and empowering Indigenous communities.

Tackling challenges with feedlot nutrition

USask graduate student Catherine Seidle adapts dairy-industry solution to discourage feed sorting by feedlot cattle.

Cultivating a rewarding career that started at USask

Alumna Kaitlin Kelly (BScRRM’14, MSc‘16) says majoring in Resource Economics and Policy was one of the best decisions she’s made.

A legacy that will live on for generations

A land donation from Joan Snyder leads to new opportunities for AgBio.